Gar­cia’s lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen

Centre Daily Times - - Sports -

Ser­gio Gar­cia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen’s got within a shot of the Spa­niard at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge on Fri­day.

Gar­cia’s 1-un­der 71 in Sun City, South Africa, moved him to 9-un­der 135 over­all, but his four-shot ad­van­tage from the first day dis­ap­peared as Oosthuizen (67) made an ea­gle and five birdies at Gary Player Coun­try Club. Gar­cia bo­geyed three of his last six holes; Oosthuizen came home in 32.

Oosthuizen has never won his coun­try’s most pres­ti­gious tour­na­ment.

Mikko Korho­nen (70) was third at 6 un­der, two be­hind Oosthuizen.

Rory McIlroy, in the run­ning to win the Race to Dubai and end the sea­son as Eu­ro­pean No. 1, is tied for 19th. He must win at least one of the fi­nal two events to be able to catch leader Francesco Moli­nari, who isn’t play­ing in Sun City.

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