• Germishuys leads at Wingate

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    Deon Germishuys

    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.

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    ‘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.

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    ‘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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