Sunshine Tour

Moore leads in Polokwane

2013-06-13 20:21
Titch Moore (Gallo Images)

SA's US Open hopes

2013-06-13 11:48

We take a look at the 8 South African golfers at the US Open.

Johannesburg - After missing the cut in his last two tournaments, Titch Moore found his form on the fairways of the Polokwane Golf Club as he took the first round lead in the Polokwane Classic on Thursday.

On a cold and windy day, Moore opened with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to head an inexperienced leaderboard behind him by a single stroke.

Heinrich Bruiners is his nearest challenger after a 66, while Johan Bekker made two eagles on his way to a 67.

"I'm very happy with a 65 to start. Bogey-free. Solid," said Moore.

"The last two weeks have been a bit disappointing because I haven't been playing that badly. But this was a nice sign of the way I feel I've been playing."

Moore's brute strength helped him power his way through missing several fairways, and recovering with some incredible iron play.

"I was able to hit a lot of greens and I had a couple of eagle putts out there as well. So my iron play was really satisfying." Behind him, Bruiners also showed his love for the windy conditions when he hit a low three-iron off the first tee on his way to the first birdie of his 66.

He only recently moved up to Johannesburg from George, where he had more than his fair share of golf in the wind.

But this is his first year back after injuring himself in a car accident.

"I fractured my femur and was on my back for about two months. It took a lot of hard work to make it through that. I'm just happy to be fit and playing again."

Read more on:    sunshine tour  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who will win the 2016 edition of the Ryder Cup?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.