Sport Course record sees Saddier take joint SA Open lead

20:00  12 january  2018
20:00  12 january  2018 Source:   Omnisport

Grace and Chase set South African Open pace

  Grace and Chase set South African Open pace Branden Grace benefited from home comforts at the South African Open, taking a share of the lead after the first round.Branden Grace holds a share of the lead with Chase Koepka after the first round of the South African Open on home soil.

France's Adrien Saddier fired the round of the tournament so far as his course - record equalling catapulted him into a share of the SA Open lead . Kruyswijk, the current Cape Town Open champion, characteristically took the course on, and it has put him in a good position going into the weekend.

Adrien Saddier of France fired a course record nine-under-par 63 Friday to share the halfway lead in the South African Open near Johannesburg with Chris Paisley of England. Son, Mistry set for Annika Invitational. Saddier sizzles to share SA Open lead . Li birdie helps Asia take lead v Europe.

AdrienSaddier - cropped: Adrien Saddier at the SA Open © Provided by Omnisport Adrien Saddier at the SA Open

Adrien Saddier set a new course record to join Chris Paisley in a four-shot lead at the top of the SA Open leaderboard on Friday.

Frenchman Saddier produced a fine birdie-eagle-birdie finish to sign for a brilliant and unprecedented nine-under 63 at the Glendower Golf Club.

The 25-year-old, looking for his first victory on the European Tour, is yet to drop a shot through 36 holes, while a bogey at the 13th cost Paisley outright ownership of top spot.

The Englishman birdied four of his last five holes to streak clear before being caught by Saddier, while Jacques Kruyswijk moved into third.

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Depth Charts. COLUMNS. Stag's Take - Gameweek 23 Jan 11. A late eagle helped Adrien Saddier catch Chris Paisley at the top of the BMW South African Open leaderboard; his superb second round course record 9-under-par Golf Headlines. PGA:Superb Saddier joins Paisley in SA Open lead .

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Kruyswijk only earned his place on the Tour through qualifying school in November and posted four gains to keep himself in the hunt for glory on home soil in Gauteng.

Overnight leaders Branden Grace and Chase Koepka fell down to a four-way share for fourth after carding one-under 71s, the latter producing an inconsistent round that included four bogeys.

Defending champion Graeme Storm paid for a poor opening round by missing the cut despite a two-under 70 in his second outing, but host Ernie Els will feature at the weekend.

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