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.