At home with birdie bounty

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

LOUIS Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open cham­pion, led the South African Open by a shot af­ter a nine- un­der 62 in the first round.

Oosthuizen, play­ing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a bril­liant start at Rand­burg Golf Club in Jo­han­nes­burg with nine birdies, in­clud­ing six in an eight­hole surge on the back nine.

“It was one of those rounds where you don’t re­ally look at any score­board or your card, you just play. I drove it re­ally well and gave my­self good op­por­tu­ni­ties to hit it close,” he said.

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