The Dane also bagged two birdies and a bogey during his first round, but without question it was his ace on the eighth that was the highlight. Madsen made the most of the 135-yard par three for his first European Tour hole-in-one, before closing with an eagle at the next hole, the 549-yard par five.
How to play…the back nine
Strydom made birdies on ten and 11, before doing the same on the 468-yard par four 13th. A bogey on the 14th was swiftly brushed aside with three birdies in a row, allowing him to lay claim to having notched the most birdies on the back nine throughout all four rounds. Strydom finished in a share of 23rd place and returns to Pretoria this week.
The Northern Irishman displayed his chipping prowess again on the following hole. Positioned even further from the pin, Clarke perfectly read the left-to-right break to send the ball in for his third birdie of the day.
How to…set the course record
His round of 13 under was flawless, and he expertly birdied each of the last four holes of the front nine. Coetzee finished one shot clear, but there’s no doubt that a piece of history belonged to Blaauw.