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James Hart du Preez takes opening lead in South Africa
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March 17, 2022
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Steyn City 2022 R1

March 17-20
The Club at Steyn City, Johannesburg, South Africa
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

James Hart du Preez carded an opening 63 to take the lead of the Steyn City Championship by one shot.

Steyn City 2022 R1

"Golf is so difficult that when you have days like this you don't question why they happen, you don't question what you're doing, you just carry on and enjoy it."

Steyn City 2022 R1

The South African seemed on course for a 59 finish when he reached 11-under with two holes to play but closed with back-to-back bogeys.

"With everything that's happening in the world at the moment, for us to be here playing on a fantastic course, shooting 59 is not pressure. There's a lot more going on, I was just having fun.

"I think when I missed the birdie putt from off the green at 17 (the 8th) I knew the chances of 59 - it's weird to think about shooting 59 on the course - but when that missed I think a bit of the focus lapsed."

Steyn City 2022 R1

"Although it was in my head, it wasn't necessarily something that I realistically thought of, I was just trying to take it shot-for-shot and keep making good decisions.

"Food's going to taste pretty good tonight after a round like this, tomorrow is just another opportunity to play well, make good decisions and enjoy the course."

Fellow South Africans Jaco Ahlers and Shaun Norris are tied in second place alongside Italian Nino Bertasio afer all three signed for bogey-free 64s.

Two more South Africans, George Coetzee fresh from his fourth place at last week's MyGolfLife Open, and Ruan De Smidt, share fourth place at 7-under with France's Romain Langasque, Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg and the Netherland's Darius van Driel.

Steyn City 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1DU PREEZ, James Hart-963
2AHLERS, Jaco-864
NORRIS, Shaun-864
BERTASIO, Nino-864
5COETZEE, George-765
DE SMIDT, Ruan-765
VAN DRIEL, Darius-765
LANGASQUE, Romain-765
SODERBERG, Sebastian-765
DU PLESSIS, Hennie-666
VAN TONDER, Daniel-666
NIENABER, Wilco-666
MØLLER, Niklas Nørgaard-666
17FERGUSON, Ewen-567
McGOWAN, Ross-567
SYME, Connor-567
KIEFFER, Maximilian-567
SCRIVENER, Jason-567
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami-567
PALMER, Michael G-567
STONE, Brandon-567
DONALDSON, Jamie-567
BLAAUW, Jacques-567
MOOLMAN, Pieter-567
MITCHELL, Malcolm-567
HANNA, Chase-567
30O'KENNEDY, Hennie-468
PAISLEY, Chris-468
GAVINS, Daniel-468
LOMBARD, Zander-468
LUITEN, Joost-468
CANTER, Laurie-468
KORHONEN, Mikko-468
WILSON, Oliver-468
LAPORTA, Francesco-468
PULKKANEN, Tapio-468
WALTERS, Justin-468
MICHAEL, Anthony-468
CONRADIE, Estiaan-468
REDMAN, Jake-468
SULLIVAN, Andy-468
DE JAGER, Louis-468
BROWN, Steven-468
CAMPILLO, Jorge-468
PAVON, Matthieu-468
VAN ZYL, Jaco-468
HANSEN, Joachim B.-468
NEMECZ, Lukas-468
55SCHMID, Matti-369
DA SILVA, Adilson-369
SHARMA, Shubhankar-369
SCHAPER, Jayden-369
BEKKER, Oliver-369
WHITNELL, Dale-369
HOWIE, Craig-369
PAUL, Yannik-369
WILSON, Andrew-369
CONRADIE, Ruan-369
LAWRENCE, Thriston-369
MOLINARI, Edoardo-369
PRINSLOO, Jaco-369
ELVIRA, Nacho-369
ENOCH, Rhys-369
BROBERG, Kristoffer-369
73LEON, Hugo-270
BREMNER, Merrick-270
HARDING, Justin-270
FISHER, Ross-270
SMIT, Combrinck-270
STERNE, Richard-270
HUGO, Jean-270
SAMOOJA, Kalle-270
PORTEOUS, Haydn-270
LACROIX, Frederic-270
MWANDLA, Siyanda-270
KOFSTAD, Espen-270
LONG, Hurly-270
WU, Ashun-270
STRYDOM, Ockie-270
KARLSSON, Anton-270
VAN DER SPUY, Rourke-270
CROCKER, Sean-270
FERREIRA, Stephen-270
MAVUNDLA, Thanda-270
95SPACEY, Matthew-171
NAIDOO, Dylan-171
VEERMAN, Johannes-171
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques-171
ROZNER, Antoine-171
KOIVISTO, Tyler-171
ANTCLIFF, Maverick-171
SINGH BRAR, Jack-171
EASTON, Bryce-171
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro-171
MOWAT, Callum-171
ROOS, Jake-171
SMITH, Jordan-171
PAVAN, Andrea-171
ROWE, Lyle-171
GALLACHER, Stephen-171
FICHARDT, Darren-171
HEND, Scott-171
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio-171
SCHNEIDER, Marcel-171
TARRIO, Santiago-171
116MOSTERT, DylanPar72
VAN DEN BERG, UlrichPar72
GUERRIER, JulienPar72
FORREST, GrantPar72
KRUGER, JbePar72
WOOD, ChrisPar72
RAMA, NikhilPar72
KARLBERG, RikardPar72
DAVIDSE, KeenanPar72
BROWN, LukePar72
STRYDOM, TristenPar72
MORRISON, JamesPar72
BRUN, JulienPar72
LAW, DavidPar72
133CHESTERS, Ashley+173
ARMITAGE, Marcus+173
ROHWER, Martin+173
ALBERTSE, Louis+173
BRUINERS, Heinrich+173
COETZEE, Byron+173
ERIKSSON, Philip+173
BASSON, Christiaan+173
JERLING, Luke+173
OTTO, Hennie+173
KARMIS, Peter+173
144THIMBA JNR, Toto+274
HORNE, Keith+274
POONAN, Adriel+274
148ROUSSEL, Robin+375
HAINDL, Alex+375
GREENE, Daniel+375
SURRY, Steve+375
FOLLETT-SMITH, Benjamin+375
153FISHER JNR, Trevor+476
154CALDWELL, Jonathan+577
155HUIZING, Daan+880
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