Sunshine Tour

McNulty blitzes SA Senior Open field on Day 1

2017-04-05 08:12
Mark McNulty (Supplied)

Cape Town - In the strongest ever field assembled for a Senior Tour event in South Africa, there was one player whose performance eclipsed all other competitors.

Mark McNulty, 63, born in Zimbabwe but now representing Ireland, was the best player on the course on Tuesday, with his back-nine featuring six birdies which saw him eventually sign for a 7-under par, 65.

McNulty holds a four shot lead over Michael Green and Kevin Stone, but it is those just a few shots further back that he will have his eye on.

James Kingston, Denis Watson, John Bland and Roger Wessels are all in the chasing pack and will be using McNulty’s round as motivation going into Day 2.

In the Pro-am Mokgeteng Mashego and John Moyes took the honours, beating McNulty and former cricketing great Barry Richards, into second place after a count-out. 

The prize giving was held at the Beacon Island Hotel, with two items auctioned raising funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Day 2 promises some exciting golf with players now more comfortable on the Plettenberg Bay Country Club course.

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