Grace soars to joint top of SA Open leaderboard with eagle rush

Grace soars to joint top of SA Open leaderboard with eagle rush

I made eagle on the second hole and kind of kept it going from there."Tournament host Ernie Els carded an opening 71, while Retief Goosen was on three-under 69, together with Charl Schwartzel who had a frustrating day with three bogeys in his round.Grace was installed as the bookmakers' favourite ahead of the tournament, and if he plays like this when he's rusty, he's going to be hard to catch". It was just the second hole of the day, and I had something like 244 to the flag into the wind.

Grace said he had drawn on his experience of winning at Sun City last November during Saturday's late surge. "I thought I hit the ball superbly through 13 holes, but just couldn't get it in the hole".

Branden Grace launched his bid for back-to-back European Tour victories on home soil by firing a lead-sharing 65 in the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club near Johannesburg Thursday.

In sixth place and four off the lead is Darren Fichardt, who shot up the leaderboard on Saturday thanks to a thrilling eight-under-par 64 that included nine birdies and one bogey.

"Being tied for the lead isn't a position I've been in a lot", the 31-year-old from Hexham said after a round containing three birdies and a solitary bogey on the 16th.

More news: US, Korea to Postpone War Games
More news: Barcelona's Arda Turan Leaves With Touching Goodbye Message
More news: Trump disparages African countries, Haiti with vulgarity

"I am excited for the weekend but there is still 36 holes to play and I must try to stay focused during the last two rounds". "I started very well, it was quite slow but after I made three birdies in a row on 15, 16 and 17, it was quite good".

"At the moment it is weird - I feel like I did not play incredible golf". Turning in three under for the round, the local claimed five birdies within six holes during the inward half to leap into contention for first prize.

"I'm looking forward to Sunday. There are low scores out there, but you just have to avoid the rough".

But it is Grace who will carry the momentum into the final day following his blistering finish, while compatriot Jacques Blaauw matched the highest-ranked player in the tournament on six-under for the day to take a share of third with Saddier and Chase Koepka.

Related Articles

  • Southwest Airlines reports December traffic

    The airline reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.05. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA).
    West Ham United hit four past Huddersfield Town

    West Ham United hit four past Huddersfield Town

    Lolley would make up for his embarrassing moment, with a terrific individual finish in the 40th minute to equal the contest. Yet that merely stung the Hammers into action and just 11 SECONDS after the break they were ahead once again.
    Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

    Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

    Financial Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% of its portfolio in Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD ) for 1.07 million shares. Another trade for 304,260 shares valued at $10.98 million was sold by Caruso Daniel. $28,379 worth of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Rescue crews still working on So Cal mudslides

    Rescue crews still working on So Cal mudslides

    At one spot, a vehicle appeared to be sheared in half - its front half pointed skyward, jammed against a pile of muddy wreckage. The TV icon's estate was caught up in flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 13 in California.
    Man United boss Jose Mourinho gives big Zlatan Ibrahimovic update

    Man United boss Jose Mourinho gives big Zlatan Ibrahimovic update

    Though, the player is struggling to get back in full flow this season and looks to have been sidelined in recent weeks. Also, while mentioning the United's training schedule in Dubai, Mourinho concluded, "It was very good".

    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), The9 Limited (NCTY)

    RBC Capital Markets maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Thursday, January 28 with "Sector Perform" rating. Moreover, Cibc Asset Management has 0% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 5,454 shares.
  • Dark Souls: Remastered On PS4 Pro Will Not Feature HDR Lighting

    Would you like to see the entire Dark Souls series on the Switch? Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Steam on May 25. A few hours later it will be announced that Dark Souls Remastered is also coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.

    Nuveen Amt-free Municipal Value Fund (NYSE:NUW) Institutional Investors Sentiment Change

    Commonwealth Equity Services holds 0% of its portfolio in PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE:PCK) for 38,823 shares. PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE:PCK) has declined 3.09% since January 10, 2017 and is downtrending.
    Boeing Unveils VTOL Drone for Cargo Transport

    Boeing Unveils VTOL Drone for Cargo Transport

    Greg Hyslop, chief technology officer of Boeing , said the platform represents a step in the company's eVTOL strategy. It is created to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.
  • Former college football broadcasting icon Keith Jackson passes away at 89

    Former college football broadcasting icon Keith Jackson passes away at 89

    He was best known for his yearly call of the New Year's Rose Bowl game - or, as Jackson put it, the "granddaddy of them all"'. Jackson spent the final 11 years of his life at home in California with his wife Turi Ann.
    Bipartisan lawmakers meet to craft fix for 'Dreamers'

    Bipartisan lawmakers meet to craft fix for 'Dreamers'

    Local immigration advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge ruled against a controversial White House effort. Huckabee said Wednesday that Trump will continue working with Congress to craft a permanent solution for DREAMers.
    Tottenham to offer new terms to Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son

    Tottenham to offer new terms to Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son

    Everton have experienced early exits in the Europa League , Carabao Cup and now the FA Cup this season. Sam Allardyce will miss out on the services of Leighton Baines, Michael Keane and Seamus Coleman.