PGA Championship

Louis off to solid start at PGA Champs

2016-07-29 07:07
Louis Oosthuizen (Getty)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen started well on the first day of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol in Springfield, America on Thursday.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Championship winner, fired a two under par 68 and currently shares ninth spot on the leaderboard, three shots behind leader Jimmy Walker from America.

Branden Grace shot an even par 70 and currently sits tied for 36th position.

South African-born Johan Kok, one of the American teaching professionals who qualified for the year’s final major, shot a two over par 72 for a share of 81st position. He shares that position with South Africa's George Coetzee.

Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel are tied for 107th after shooting three over par 73s, while Brandon Stone a torrid time of things, shooting a nine over par 79 for a share of 154th spot.

Scores on Thursday after the opening round of the 98th PGA Championship at par-70 Baltusrol Golf Club (USA unless noted):

65 - Jimmy Walker 33-32

66 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 31-35, Ross Fisher (ENG) 32-34, Martin Kaymer (GER) 33-33

67 - Harris English 34-33, James Hahn 33-34, Andy Sullivan (ENG) 31-36, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 34-33

68 - K.J. Choi (KOR) 35-33, David Lingmerth (SWE) 34-34, Scott Hend (AUS) 33-35, Rickie Fowler 35-33, Robert Streb 33-35, Vaughn Taylor 34-34, Brooks Koepka 34-34, Jason Day (AUS) 33-35, Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 34-34, John Senden (AUS) 35-33, Russell Henley 34-34, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 34-34

69 - Bradley Dredge (WAL) 33-36, Jon Curran 36-33, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 34-35, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 33-36, Chris Wood (ENG) 34-35, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 34-35, Justin Thomas 34-35, Paul Casey (ENG) 36-33, Lee Westwood (ENG) 34-35, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 33-36, Colt Knost 33-36, Rich Beem 35-34, Steve Stricker 33-36, Danny Lee (NZL) 35-34, Webb Simpson 34-35

70 - Jason Kokrak 33-37, Brian Stuard 36-34, Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 35-35, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 34-36, Branden Grace (RSA) 34-36, Adam Scott (AUS) 34-36, Bill Haas 34-36, Yuta Ikeda (JPN) 35-35, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 35-35, Alex Noren (SWE) 35-35, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 35-35, Jordan Spieth 36-34, Justin Rose (ENG) 35-35, Patrick Reed 37-33, Russell Knox (SCO) 33-37, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 35-35, William McGirt 36-34, Daniel Summerhays 36-34, Kyle Reifers 36-34

71 - Patton Kizzire 37-34, Freddie Jacobson (SWE) 35-36, Jason Bohn 36-35, Daniel Berger 35-36, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 34-37, Kevin Kisner 35-36, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 35-36, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 33-38, Zach Johnson 36-35, Kevin Na 33-38, Phil Mickelson 32-39, Jamie Lovemark 38-33, Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 36-35, Ryan Palmer 35-36, Rob Labritz 34-37, Jason Dufner 35-36, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 34-37, Brendan Steele 34-37, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 34-37, Bubba Watson 36-35, Marc Leishman (AUS) 36-35, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 37-34, Danny Willett (ENG) 35-36, Ryan Moore 34-37, Song Young-Han (KOR) 32-39, Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 34-37

72 - Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 36-36, Billy Hurley 34-38, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 37-35, Roberto Castro 37-35, Omar Uresti 34-38, Greg Chalmers (AUS) 34-38, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 37-35, George Coetzee (RSA) 34-38, Ryan Helminen 37-35, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 37-35, Michael Block 37-35, Harold Varner 35-37, Johan Kok 36-36 (USA*), Kevin Chappell 35-37, Scott Piercy 38-34, Rich Berberian 35-37, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 36-36, Billy Horschel 36-36, Luke Donald (ENG) 36-36, Yang Yong-Eun (KOR) 36-36, Shane Lowry (IRL) 35-37, An Byeong-Hun (KOR) 37-35, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 36-36, Joost Luiten (NED) 36-36, Cameron Tringale 35-37, Ben Polland 36-36

73 - Wang Jeung-Hun (KOR) 36-37, Matt Dobyns 33-40, Ernie Els (RSA) 36-37, David Muttitt 35-38, Smylie Kaufman 34-39, Zac Blair 36-37, Brandt Snedeker 36-37, Keegan Bradley 37-36, Rod Perry 35-38, Gary Woodland 37-36, Anirban Lahiri (IND) 36-37, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 38-35, Peter Malnati 36-37

74 - Chris Kirk 34-40, Brian Gaffney 37-37, Darren Clarke (NIR) 38-36, Vijay Singh (FIJ) 36-38, John Daly 35-39, Matt Jones (AUS) 36-38, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 35-39, David Toms 39-35, Matt Kuchar 39-35, Jim Furyk 37-37, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 37-37, Mitch Lowe 37-37, Bryce Molder 37-37

75 - Mark Brown 37-38, J.B. Holmes 38-37, Charley Hoffman 34-41, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 38-37, Fabian Gomez (ARG) 37-38, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 40-35, Kevin Streelman 35-40

76 - Wyatt Worthington 39-37, Joe Summerhays 38-38, Rocco Mediate 39-37

77 - Tommy Sharp 40-37, Josh Speight 38-39, Troy Merritt 40-37, Shaun Micheel 38-39, Tony Finau 39-38, Jim Herman 38-39, Lee Soo-Min (KOR) 39-38, K.T. Kim (KOR) 39-38, Dustin Johnson 38-39

78 - James Morrison (ENG) 36-42, Rick Schuller 38-40

79 - Brandon Stone (RSA) 39-40, Brad Ott 41-38

83 - Brad Lardon 43-40

* Johan Kok is South African-born

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