Hennie’s on top
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