It was a slow yet decent start for the group of South Africans in action in the first round of the Cyprus Open on Thursday.
Louis de Jager, Garrick Higgo and Wilco Nienaber opened their accounts for the week with pretty composed rounds of 68 and ended the day on three under par and in T27.
In a landmark week for the European Tour with Cyprus the 50th country to stage an event on the iconic Tour, it was American Johannes Veerman and Englishman Mitch Waite who took the lead after the opening round at Aphrodite Hills.
Johannes Veerman made his first birdie at the second hole. ?
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The pair ended the day on seven under after brilliant rounds of 64, which gave them a one-stroke lead ahead of Friday’s second round with a group of five players hot on their heels on six under par.
They are Andy Sullivan, Sami Valikami, David Drysdale, Joel Stalter and Jamie Donaldson, who will firmly fancy their chances to make an attack on the leaders.
Haydn Porteous also made a pretty solid start to his Cyrpus Open campaign by shooting a two-under-par 69 for his opening round, while Bryce Easton remained even par for the day.
Friday’s action will start as early as 8:35am with SuperSport‘s live broadcast starting at 11:30am on SS Golf (213).