Thursday, 11 February 2016
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63 - and seven under par total leads the way for Justin Harding after day one in Pretoria.

30 - shots on the back nine was all the 30 year old needed.

2 - shots, the amount Anthony Michael bettered his best European Tour round by, thanks to an opening 64 in Pretoria.

5 - the top five on the leaderboard is made up of South Africans.

1 - hole-in-one from José-Filipe Lima on the par three fifth hole, which measures 186 yards.

2 - times young home prospect Haydn Porteous had to take items of clothing off to hit shots during his adventurous first round:

6 - birdies and a 66 leaves one of the pre-tournament favourites, Jaco Van Zyl, well placed in fourth on the leaderboard.

1 - Van Zyl has only finished outside of the top 50 once in his last nine European Tour starts.

4 - shot difference between Brandon Stone and his father Kevin, who made it through the qualifiers for this event.

27 - year age gap between the two Stones in the field.

3 - shots better off than his compatriot Charl Schwartzel, defending champion George Coetzee started the week with a two under par 68.

10 - the number of shots better off Porteous is than in his first round here last year.

 

 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-16
2WINTHER, JeffDEN18-8
3MICHAEL, AnthonyRSA18-6
T4WALTERS, JustinRSA18-5
T4STERNE, RichardRSA18-5
T4BURMESTER, DeanRSA18-5

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