St Francis Bay - England's Steve Surry got a little carried away with his
birdie putt on the final hole in the first round on Thursday of the Origins of Golf event at St Francis Links, but he still carded an
eight-under-par 64 to lead.
He made 10
birdies and two bogeys to take a one-stroke edge into the second round over
Hennie du Plessis in the R750 000 event over 54 holes.
Surry was looking for
his 11th birdie on the 18th, but he ended up making
"I got a bit
excited about trying to get to 10-under, and I hit my first putt four feet by,"
"I just missed the one coming back, which was a bit of a shame, but it
was a good round of golf."
plays out of Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire, is a regular on the Sunshine Tour,
and has a best finish of a share of second in the 2015 Lion of Africa Cape Town
second week back on the Sunshine Tour," he said.
"Having a couple of weeks at
the coast for me to start with is good, because it suits my game a bit more. I
did okay last week when I finished in a share of 15th, so it would
be nice to have another good week this week.
"I was just
quite solid today, really. I didn't hit many bad shots and holed a few putts.
It was just one of those days where everything went well."
in second also had two bogeys on his card, and he was thrilled with his round.
"I knew a low score was out there, so I just attacked the flags," he said.
played the par-fives brilliantly. Where I couldn’t get there, I laid up to
perfect yardage and knocked it close. I made a lot of good birdies on the
shot back in a share of third were JC Ritchie and Alex Haindl.
in a hurry with six consecutive birdies after turning in level par with two
birdies and two bogeys. Haindl, on the other hand, was flawless, making three
birdies on each nine.
it was about making the best of his early start.
"My thoughts when I saw the
early tee time? I'm not a fan of getting up early. All the lads give me a bit
of stick when I get an early tee time," he said.
"It was a
great start. It was a little bit blowy this morning, and the weather got better
throughout the day. I got a bit of momentum going early, then bogeyed nine. I
had a few birdies on the back nine, and bogeyed the last."
happy with his 11am in the second round.
64 - Steve
65 - Hennie du Plessis
66 - JC Ritchie, Alex Haindl
67 - Breyten Meyer, Colin Nel
68 - Wallie Coetsee, Neil Schietekat, Madalitso
Muthiya, Allan Versfeld, Francois Coetzee, Peter
Karmis, Scott Campbell
69 - Anthony Michael, JJ Senekal, Chris
Swanepoel, Sipho Bujela, Jake Roos, Doug McGuigan, Justin
Harding, Louis de Jager, N.J. Arnoldi, Makhetha Mazibuko, Damon
Stephenson, Sean Bradley
70 - Callum Mowat, Aubrey Beckley, Jeff
Inglis, Michael Hollick, Mark Murless, Ruan de Smidt, Titch
Moore, Oliver Bekker, Jonathan Agren
71 - Mohammad Rauf Mandhu, Vaughn
Groenewald, Rhys West, Merrick Bremner, Ockie Strydom, Jaco
Prinsloo, Theunis Spangenberg, Jacquin Hess, Antonio
Rosado, Dwayne Basson, Lyle Rowe, Steven Ferreira
72 - Allister de Kock, Stuart Smith, Tyrone
Ferreira, Ryan Tipping, Matthew Spacey, Christiaan
Basson, Andrew Curlewis, Martin Rominger
73 - Stefan Engell Andersen, Christiaan
Bezuidenhout, Hennie Otto, Desne Van Den Bergh, Ruan
Huysamen, Charl Coetzee, Jacques P de Villiers, Gert
Myburgh, Cody Martin, Jean Hugo, Garth Mulroy, Lindani
74 - Arthur Horne, Dongkwan Kim, Matias
Calderon, Combrinck Smit, Andrew van der Knaap, Thanda
Mavundla, Jared Harvey, Heinrich Bruiners, Irvin Mazibuko
75 - Jake Redman, Herman Loubser, Tyrone
Ryan, Mark Williams, James Kamte, Wynand Dingle, Jason
Roets, Musiwalo Nethunzwi
76 - Jason Froneman, Luke Jerling, Andre
Nel, Anton Haig
77 - CJ du Plessis, Gerard du Plooy, Jason Smith
78 - Danie Van Niekerk, Omar Sandys, Altaaf Bux
79 - William Weidner, Cameron Esau, Matthew
Carvell, MJ Viljoen
80 - Bradford Vaughan, Keenan Davidse, Jaco
81 - Coert Groenewald83 - Bryandrew Roelofsz