Deon Germishuys has come through Wednesday’s first round of the Time Square Challenge with a one-stroke lead at Wingate Park Country Club.
Germishuys opened his account with a bogey-free eight-under-par 64, with Malcolm Mitchell and Anton Haig his nearest challengers following their rounds of 65.
The 21-year-old was particularly impressive on and around the greens, giving him good scoring opportunities to climb the leaderboard.
‘I felt very comfortable on the greens today. I’ve recently moved to an arm-lock putter. My coach told me on Monday that I look good with it and I should just commit to it, so that’s what I did,’ he said.
‘It was an awesome day out there. It’s never that easy to go bogey-free in a round, but it certainly helps. Wingate also suits my eye because I enjoy parkland golf courses.’
Germishuys had two top-10 finishes on the Sunshine Tour’s recent Rise-Up Series and his performance on Wednesday is a timely boost in confidence ahead of the co-sanctioned events with the European Tour, which gets under way with the Joburg Open on 19 November.
‘I’ve been comfortable with my game since the Sunshine Tour’s restart. I really feel like I’m getting close to where I want to be. I’m confident with my golf, and I’m really excited for the three big events to come,’ he added.
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