Garcia dom­i­nant on Day 1 in South Africa

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Ser­gio Garcia flew into a four­shot lead at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge in Sun City, South Africa, af­ter an 8-un­der 64 on Thurs­day se­cured the big­gest first-round ad­van­tage on the Euro­pean Tour in the past year.

Garcia, twice a Sun City win­ner be­fore the Ned­bank be­came part of the tour, made eight birdies in a bril­liant start to the penul­ti­mate tour­na­ment of the sea­son to move four strokes clear of Charl Schwartzel, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Mikko Korho­nen at the Gary Player Coun­try Club.

No­table

LPGA Tour: Top-ranked Ariya Ju­tanu­garn shot a 4-un­der 68 to take a four-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Blue Bay LPGA tour­na­ment in China.

Ju­tanu­garn had birdies on the fi­nal two holes – and four of the clos­ing seven – to take com­mand over the rest of the field at 7-un­der 137.

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