Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Jovan Rebula with Ernie Els of South AFrica ahead of the BMW South African Open  (Getty Images)
Jovan Rebula with Ernie Els of South AFrica ahead of the BMW South African Open (Getty Images)

Ahead of the BMW SA Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, we take a look at the featured tee times  at Glendower Golf Club for the opening rounds of 2018.

Two of South Africa's exciting young talents Brandon Stone and Dylan Frittelli tee off together early on Thursday morning at 07:00. Frittelli will be looking to build on a promising start to the season after his win in Mauritius last month. The pair will be joined in game 17 by the 2015 winner of this event, England's Andy Sullivan

Following behind at 07:10 is the "Major champions group" of tournament host Ernie Els, his fellow South African Trevor Immelman, and Mike Weir of Canada,who have a combined total of six Major wins.

Ernie Els

The third of the morning feature groups also includes two South Africans in Hayden Porteous and 2005 South Africa Open winner Retief Goosen. The pair will begin their first rounds at 07:20 alongside Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen.

Reigning champion Graeme Storm of England gets his title defence under way in the afternoon alongside home favourites Darren Fichardt and amateur Christo Lamprecht at 12:00.

A strong home support will no doubt follow the next group at 12:10, as the top ranked South Africans in the field - Branden Grace (30) and Charl Schwartzel (34) - tee off alongside Englishman Chris Wood, who is making his first start of the 2018 season.

View the full round 1 & 2 draw HERE.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1PAISLEY, ChrisENG18-21
2GRACE, BrandenRSA18-18
3RITCHIE, JCRSA18-16
T4VINCENT, ScottZIM18-14
T4KRUYSWIJK, JacquesRSA18-14
T4BLAAUW, JacquesRSA18-14

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