News24

Joburg Open Round 1 over

2012-01-13 11:39

Johannesburg - The first round of the €1.3 million Joburg Open was completed on Friday morning after dangerous weather forced a delay in play on Thursday afternoon.

Damien McGrane and Jamie Elson shared the first round lead after shooting eight-under-par 63 on the par 71 West course of Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

While Reinier Saxton, Peter Karmis, Craig Lee and Scott Pinckney shot solid rounds of 64 on the West course for their share of third, it was Desvonde Botes and Robert Rock who shone on the tougher, par 72 East course to join the six-way tie for third after both players shot seven-under-par 65.

Seven players shared ninth after the first 18, all of whom played on the West course, exposing the difference in difficulty level between Royal Johannesburg’s two courses.

McGrane clocked up seven birdies before chipping in for eagle at the 15th. A drop at the 18th would mark the only blemish to an otherwise flawless round for the Irishman.

Jamie Elson leapt into contention by carding birdies through the first four, but drops at the 10th and 11th slowed the Englishman. He kept his head down and went on to card a further four birdies before signing for 63.
Defending champion Charl Schwartzel plodded around in 72 after struggling to sink putts.

Scores (RSA unless specified):

-8 - Damien McGrane (IRL) 63, Jamie Elson (ENG) 63

-7 - Desvonde Botes 65, Reinier Saxton (NED) 64, Peter Karmis 64, Robert Rock (ENG) 65, Craig Lee (SCO) 64, Scott Pinckney (USA) 64

-6 - Joel Sjoholm (SWE) 65, David Drysdale (SCO) 65, George Coetzee 65, George Murray (SCO) 65, Carlos Del Moral (ESP) 65, Shaun Norris 65, Julien Quesne (FRA) 65

-5 - Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 66, Retief Goosen 66, Peter Hedblom (SWE) 66, Warren Abery 66, Richard Finch (ENG) 66, Marc Warren (SCO) 66, Wallie Coetsee 66, Brandon Pieters 66, Jbe' Kruger 67, Branden Grace 67, Lyle Rowe 66, Jordi Garcia (ESP) 66, Thomas Norret (DEN) 66

-4 - Chris Swanepoel 68, Jaco Van Zyl 67, Ulrich van den Berg 68, Bennie van der Merwe 67, Michiel Bothma 68, Andy Sullivan (ENG) 67, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 68, Divan van den Heever 67, Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (FRA) 68, Callie Swart 67, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 67

-3 - Theunis Spangenberg 69, Des Terblanche 68, Jean Hugo 68, Jake Roos 69, Thomas Aiken 68, Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 69, Robert Dinwiddie (ENG) 69, Darren Fichardt 68, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 68, Adam Gee (ENG) 69, Trevor Fisher Jnr 68, Justin Walters 69, Dean O'Riley 68, Ryan Tipping 68, Doug McGuigan 69, Sam Hutsby (ENG) 68, Allan Versfeld 68, Vaughn Groenewald 68, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 68, Sam Little (ENG) 68, Martin Maritz 68, Alan McLean (SCO) 68, Teboho Sefatsa 68, Simon Wakefield (ENG) 68

-2 - Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (MEX) 70, Seve Benson (ENG) 70, Michael du Toit 69, Dawie Van der Walt 70, Danny Willett (ENG) 69, Gregory Havret (FRA) 69, Chris Gane (ENG) 70, Magnus A Carlsson (SWE) 70, Pelle Edberg (SWE) 70, Matthew Nixon (ENG) 70, Andrew Parr (CAN) 70, Ricardo Santos (POR) 70, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 70, Rich Beem (USA) 70, Mikael Lundberg(SWE) 69, Alex Haindl 69, Richard Bland (ENG) 69, Steven O'Hara (SCO) 69, Merrick Bremner 69, Agustin Domingo (ESP) 69, TC Charamba (ZIM) 70, Joakim Lagergren (SWE) 70, Ben Mannix (ENG) 69, Beyers Smith 69, Grant Veenstra 69

-1 - Raymond Russell (SCO) 70, Phillip Archer (ENG) 71, Ariel Canete (ARG) 70, Roope Kakko (FIN) 71, Alessandro Tadini (ITA) 71, Markus Brier (AUT) 71, Andrea Pavan (ITA) 70, Guillaume Cambis (FRA) 70, Andrew Marshall (ENG) 70, Colin Nel 70, Toto Thimba (Jnr) 70, Peter Gustafsson (SWE) 70, Garth Mulroy 71, Chris Wood (ENG) 71, Justin Harding 71, Andre Cruse 70

Par - Daniel Greene 72, David Dixon (ENG) 71, Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 71, Niclas Fasth (SWE) 71, PH McIntyre 72, Hennie Otto 71, Lasse Jensen(DEN) 72, Brandon Stone (AMA) 72, Neil Cheetham (ENG) 72, JG Claassen 71, Alvaro Velasco (ESP) 71, Ockie Strydom 72, Matthew Carvell 71, Taco Remkes (NED) 71, Barry Lane (ENG) 72, Joshua Cunliffe 72, Bradford Vaughan 71, Oliver Wilson (ENG) 72, Richard Sterne 72, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 71, Peter Lawrie (IRL) 72, Neil Schietekat 71, Charl Schwartzel 72, Christiaan Basson 71, Lee Slattery (ENG) 72, Keith Horne 72, Johan du Buisson 71, Maarten Lafeber (NED) 72, Hendrik Buhrmann 72, Anthony Snobeck (FRA) 72, Oliver Bekker 72, Wil Besseling (NED) 71, Steve Basson 72, Robert Wiederkehr (SUI) 71, Mark Williams 72

+1 - Tyrone Ferreira 72, Scott Strange (ENG) 73, Andrew Georgiou 73, Victor Riu (FRA) 73, David Hewan 73, Tim Sluiter (NED) 72, HP Bacher (AUT) 72, Sipho Bujela (AMA) 73, Joachim B Hansen (DEN) 73, Tjaart van der Walt 73, Anthony Wall (ENG) 73, Omar Sandys 72, Benn Barham (ENG) 73, James Kamte 73, Daniel Denison (ENG) 73, John Parry (ENG) 72, Lloyd Kennedy (ENG) 73, Jose-Filipe Lima (POR) 73, Chris Lloyd (ENG) 73, Kyle Scott 73

+2 - Ryan Thompson 74, Lindani Ndwandwe 74, Matthew Baldwin (ENG) 74, Titch Moore 74, Knut Borsheim (NOR) 74, Musiwalo Nethunzwi (AMA) 73, Steven Ferreira 74, Coenie Stoop 73, David Howell (ENG) 74, Matthew Southgate (ENG) 73, Alastair Forsyth(SCO) 74, James Kingston 74, Mark Murless 73, Florian Praegant (AUT) 74, Morne Buys 74, Sam Walker (ENG) 74, Simon Thornton (IRL) 73

+3 - Danie van Tonder 74, Lloyd Saltman (SCO) 74, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 75, Albert Pistorius 75, Andrew Curlewis 75, Louis Moolman 74, Martin du Toit 75, Steven Jeppesen (SWE) 75, Louis de Jager 74, Grant Muller 75

+4 - Alpheus Kelapile 75, Bernd Ritthammer (GER) 76, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 75, Kenneth Ferrie (ENG) 75, Jamie Moul (ENG) 76, Charles-Edouard Russo (FRA) 76, Darryn Lloyd 75, Thabang Simon 75, Bruce McDonald (ZIM) 75, Aron Zemmer (ITA) 76, Espen Kofstad (NOR) 76

+5 - Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 77, Alan Michell 77, Jaco Ahlers 77, Blanche Lamprecht 77, Tyrone Mordt 76

+6 - Edouard Dubois (FRA) 78, Prinavin Nelson 78, Drikus van der Walt 78

+7 - Frederico Colombo (ITA) 79

+9 - Attie Schwartzel 81

+12 - Jonathan Raphunga (AMA) 84

RTD: Julien Guerrier (FRA), Adrien Bernadet (FRA)

Sport24