Oosthuizen leads in South Africa, Els in con­tention

The Island Packet - - Sports -

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Bri­tish Open cham­pion, led the South African Open by a shot after a 9-un­der 62 in the first round on Thurs­day in Jo­han­nes­burg.

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, and no bo­geys.

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