Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Oosthuizen hot on heels of Nedbank leader Garcia

Oosthuizen hot on heels of Nedbank leader Garcia

Garcia's 1-under 71 moved him to 9 under par overall, but his four-shot first-round advantage disappeared as Oosthuizen made an eagle and five birdies in a 67 at Gary Player Country Club. But a minor mistake and an outrageous piece of good fortune for one of his unconvincing pursuers, Louis Oosthuizen, ... "I probably shot the highest I could shoot today".

In short, it's a tall order and while the Co Down man produced some flashes of brilliance to get to three-under par with five holes to go, he played his last five holes in three-over as Garcia birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th.

Eighth-placed McIlroy is nearly £1.75m behind Molinari and needs to win at least one of the remaining two events to overhaul the Italian, who enjoys a lead of just under £1m from Ryder Cup partner and defending champion Tommy Fleetwood.

Garcia - a victor at this event in 2001 and 2003 - birdied the par-five second and hit a stunning approach into the third for back-to-back birdies and a three-shot lead. "It was one of those rounds where things happened nicely to me", Garcia told reporters.

"Mentally it was a very big putt for me after a really lucky break with the ball rolling all the way down to the hole from the fringe". But yeah, it was a tough day.

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Finland's Mikko Korhonen (71), Lee Westwood (69) of England and Belgium's Thomas Detry (68) are a further shot back at seven-under and still in the hunt for the title.

"This sort of round does not happen very often, I was very fortunate", said the 38-year-old Spanish victor of the 2017 Masters after his bogey-free round.

Paul Dunne, who effectively dropped out of contention with an opening day 78, actually enjoyed the best day of all the Irish players, his even par round of 72 leaves him sitting at five over par heading into the final round.

She was drenched in water by her rivals by way of celebration and wiped away tears at the end.

She dedicated the career-changing victory to her late grandfather.

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"I was just trying to hit fairways and stick to my game-plan and hit it in the right places, Westwood said".

"Sadly I didn't, but he was with me all week long and I couldn't be more lucky, more fortunate, to have him still alive in me".

Kiwi Ryan Fox is six shots back in a share of 11th, after carding a two-under 70 to start the tournament in South Africa.

There was a tie for fourth between Danielle Kang of the United States and South Korea's Kim Sei-young.

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