Hen­nie’s on top

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HEN­NIE du Plessis felt his putting game was on song as he signed for a low six-un­der-par 66 open­ing round of the Vo­da­com Ori­gins of Golf at Sishen Golf Club to sit at the top of the leader­board yes­ter­day.

“My putting, I have been hol­ing a lot of putts,” he said.

“My iron play too, I mean, all around it’s been very good.

“To­day I started very well with the ea­gle on the sec­ond hole and I just kept the mo­men­tum go­ing.”

In a hot af­ter­noon in North­ern Cape, Du Plessis wasted no time in get­ting his round go­ing as he made that ea­gle on the par-five sec­ond hole, and fol­lowed it up with birdies on six and nine.

He did well on the home­ward stretch to keep bo­geys off his card as he made fur­ther gains with birdies on 12, 14 and 15 to usurp early pace-set­ters Aubrey Beck­ley, Jonathan Agren, Desne van den Berg and de­fend­ing cham­pion Jac­ques Blaauw.

“I did a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing,” he said of the types of shots he played in round one at Sishen. “If there were a few at­tack­ing holes, you can hit a driver. Tight holes; two-irons, three-woods, so yeah, a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing.” – Sun­shine Tour good

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