Sunshine Tour

Lupini grabs early lead

2014-10-08 13:58
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Port Elizabeth - Stormy conditions at Humewood Golf Club on Thursday made the perfect setting for round one of the inaugural Sun Boardwalk Golf Challenge, a R600 000 links contest that lasts 54 holes.

The morning field had to contend with coastal winds and intermittent rain, but at the close of his first 18 holes Roberto Lupini had come out on top with an opening 68 reports the Sunshine Tour website.

Lupini started on the 10th and felt the bite of the course when he took six shots to complete the par-four 13th. He was playing well, but mistakes are paid for at a course like Humewood. Despite making four birdies on his first loop the 31-year-old turned in level-par.

“It was very tough, we were just trying to keep it as low as possible. A couple of the holes on my front nine weren’t so great, but it was a good solid start,” he said.

Scores:

68 - Roberto Lupini

70 - Andrew Curlewis, Titch Moore

71 - Lindani Ndwandwe, Jean-Paul Strydom

72 - Shaun Norris, Desvonde Botes, Ruan de Smidt, James Kamte, Francois van Vuuren

73 - Andrew Light, Adrian Ford, Chris Swanepoel, Keenan Davidse, Heinrich Bruiners, Haydn Porteous, Ulrich van den Berg

74 - Bryce Bibby, Alan Michell, Neil Schietekat, Colin Nel, Danie van Tonder, Andre Cruse, PH McIntyre, Jean Hugo, Alex Haindl, Tyrone Ferreira, Shaun Smith

75 - Derik Ferreira, Divan van den Heever, Ryan Tipping, Paul de Beer

76 - Irvin Mazibuko, Grant Veenstra, Michael Hollick, Le Roux Ferreira, Johan du Buisson, Drikus Bruyns

77 - Torben Baumann (GER), Jaco Prinsloo, Wallie Coetsee, Sipho Bujela, Desne van den Bergh

79 - Warren Abery, Theunis Spangenberg, JC Ritchie

80 - Mpho Mafishe

81 - Juan Langeveld

82 - Allister de Kock

84 - Ryan Strauss

85 - Bennie van der Merwe

86 - Kangwine Chiluba (ZAM)

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