Thursday, 07 January 2016
Shaun Norris - signed for a 66 on day one of The BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni  (Getty Images)
Shaun Norris - signed for a 66 on day one of The BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Getty Images)
65 - for Jaco Van Zyl and a seven under par total gives the South African the first round lead.

14 - appearances in this event for Jaco, whose best finish remains his 12th place result in 2013.

4 - the top four players on the leaderboard are all South African.

1 - topless golfer on display - David Howell, who took extra measures to keep his top clean with this chip:

6 - under par 66 for second place Shuan Norris is his best score in this event in 34 career rounds.

30 - shots was all Daniel Brooks needed for his six under par front nine (he finished with a 68).

66 - consecutive appearances at the SA Open for 1959 champion and commentator Denis Hutchinson.

75 - for defending champion Andy Sullivan on a tough opening day, with very hot conditions greeting the afternoon starters.

8 - birdies for double Major Champion Retief Goosen in his entertaining first round 68.

144 - days since George Coetzee last played a European Tour round, the home favourite carded a 75 on his return following a long injury lay-off.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STONE, BrandonRSA18-14
2BEZUIDENHOUT, ChristiaanRSA18-12
3BROOKS, DanielENG18-11
T4GOOSEN, RetiefRSA18-9
T4GRACE, BrandenRSA18-9
T4WALTERS, JustinRSA18-9

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