Johannesburg - Hennie Otto flew out of Europe on the back of a run of three good finishes and into Johannesburg where he immediately challenged for the lead in Friday's first round of the BMG Classic at Glendower Golf Club.
Otto's round included a back nine of 30 where he made eagle on the par-five 13th and 15th holes, with a birdie on 14.
The golf course is running quite a bit and we're off the front tees.
"I made very few mistakes out there.
"I kept three holes going where I could've made bogeys and instead made pars, so that was a big momentum shift for my day.
"But there's still a long way to go and I won't get ahead of myself.
"I'm a bit tired. But it's nice to be home and play with a few friends, and catch up."
"It's been coming and I've been working hard.
"Those last four months were pretty bad for me but I managed to pull through."