Thursday, 11 January 2018
Moment of the Day - BMW SA Open (Day One)  (European Tour)
Moment of the Day - BMW SA Open (Day One) (European Tour)

The best facts and figures from today's eventful opening round in South Africa.

65 - Low round of the day (-7) has Branden Grace & Chase Koepka tied at the top

3 - Branden Grace eagled three times in his first-round (par five 2nd, 8th and 15th)

30 - Branden Grace starts his national championship as top ranked South African, 30 in the OWGR

Grace, top ranked South African this week

8 - Nobody had more birdies on day one than Chase Koepka   

4.54 - Made the par five, 15th was playing the easiest hole in round one 

1 - Jamie Donaldson recorded the first hole-in-one of the year on the 14th hole

152 - yards was the distance on 14 with the Welshman using his 9-iron

6 - It was the Ryder Cup man's 6th hole-in-one as a professional, 8th all time 

7 - Amateurs competed on round one with Garrick Higgo and Kyle McClatchie scoring best currently in a tie for 8th

2018 - Today was the first tournament of the year on the European Tour, a year that includes a home Ryder Cup in Paris

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Tournament Leaderboard

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

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