Wild Coast - James Kamte finds himself back in the lead of a Sunshine Tour event after making his way back from a serious ankle injury.
According to sunshinetour.com, James Kamte broke his ankle two months ago and since then he’s been working on his game away from the rigours of the Sunshine Tour.
Kamte's hard work paid dividends as shot an opening round 65 to be in a three-way tie after round one of the Wild Waves Golf Challenge.
“My ankle is still weak and wobbly, but I’ve been practicing hard and it’s good to see the results coming. I was battling with my game and today’s round gives me some confidence going forward,” he said.
Kamte is joined in the lead by Colin Nel and Trevor Fisher Jnr.
Nel teed off in the morning and set the clubhouse pace early on. The Pietermaritzburg local made just one bogey on his way to a share of the lead.
“I’m a Maritzburg boy, so this is my stomping ground. I’ve played a lot here and I’m comfortable around the course – it certainly feels like home,” said Nel.
Scores (RSA unless otherwise specified):
65 - Colin Nel, James Kamte, Trevor Fisher jnr
66 - Andrew McLardy
67 - Steven Ferreira, Tyrone Mordt, Drikus Bruyns, Heinrich Bruiners, Theunis Spangenberg, Warren Abery
68 - Dayne Moore (ZAM), Clifford Howes, Stefan Engell Andersen (KEN), Divan van den Heever, Morne Buys, Le Roux Ferreira, Tyrone Ferreira, John Bele, Makhetha Mazibuko, Jaco Ahlers, Ulrich van den Berg, Lyle Rowe, Keenan Davidse, JC Ritchie
69 - Ryan Tipping, Anthony Michael, Neil Schietekat, Shaun Norris, Daniel Greene, Attie Schwartzel, Greg Bentley (ZIM), Derick Petersen, Juan Langeveld, Alex Haindl, PH McIntyre, Jared Harvey, Jake Redman, Danie van Tonder, Doug McGuigan, Charl Coetzee, Titch Moore
70 - Paul de Beer, Bryce Bibby, Toto Thimba (Jnr), Grant Muller, JG Claassen, Jeff Inglis (ENG), Omar Sandys, Stuart Smith (BOT), Mark Murless, Louis de Jager, Tyrone Ryan
71 - Adrian Ford, Ryan Strauss, Mark Williams, Andrew Curlewis, Neil Cheetham (ENG), Rhys West, Neo Thubisi, Nic Henning, Wynand Dingle, Justin Harding, Allan Versfeld, Peter Karmis, Andre Cruse
72 - Shaun Smith, Riekus Nortje, Chris Swanepoel, Matthew Carvell, Ockie Strydom, JJ Senekal, Gideon Pienaar, Justin Turner, Jean-Paul Strydom, Torben Baumann (GER), CJ du Plessis, Jacques Blaauw, Jean Hugo, Dean Burmester, Michael Hollick
73 - Jaco Prinsloo, Francois Coetzee, Jacques Kruyswijk, Desne van den Bergh, Lindani Ndwandwe, Roberto Lupini, Eddie Taylor, Pieter Moolman, Vaughn Groenewald, Arthur Horne (SWZ), Tertius van den Berg
74 - Prinavin Nelson, Callum Mowat, Sipho Bujela, Johan du Buisson, Christiaan Basson
75 - Ross Wellington, Peter Wilson (ENG), Maritz Wessels, Madalitso Muthiya (ZAM), Bryce Easton, Wallie Coetsee, Teboho Sefatsa
76 - Ruan de Smidt, Mpho Mafishe
77 - Drikus van der Walt, Andrew Light, Maurice Prinsloo, Kangwine Chiluba (ZAM), Alan Michell
78 - Brett Liddle, Gert Myburgh, Allister de Kock
80 - Derik Ferreira
81 - Louis Botha, Nelson Mudanyi (KEN)
82 - Peter Dlamini (SWZ)