Strydom takes early lead
Ockie Strydom shot an opening round eight-under-par 64 and took a one-stroke lead in the Vodacom Origins of Golf, Sunshine Tour event on Wednesday in Stellenbosch.
The first round had to be suspended because of darkness and will be completed on Thursday morning, but Strydom made it into the clubhouse shortly before the siren sounded.
“I told my caddie today was going to be a good day,” Strydom said.
“I hit everything close on that front nine. It was a nice ice breaker.” Strydom leads by one over Allan Versfeld, who took advantage of the more forgiving front nine with a 31 and ended with a seven-under-par 65.
Versfeld finished a shot ahead of Darren Fichardt and Jean Hugo on six under.
Meanwhile, Jbe Kruger opened with a four-under-par 68, fresh from his memories of his practice round with John Daly at last week’s Open Championship.