Wang grabs a share of lead in South Africa

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Wang grabs a share of lead in South Africa

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Sun City, South Africa, November 11: Korea’s rising star Jeunghun Wang fired a four-under-par 68 to seize a share of the opening lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Korean marked his card with five birdies against a lone bogey to lead by one shot alongside Felipe Aguilar of Chile and England’s Ross Fisher at the Gary player Country Club.
“I had really good putts today. I made a lot of one-putts and I had some big saves. I was just trying to wait for my birdies and keep making pars, and I did that well today.
“I like the course. When I played the practice round, I found it really tough, but playing in the tournament, I have felt it become a little bit easier so I’m hoping it’s going to getting better and better,” said Wang, who enjoyed back-to-back victories earlier in May.
Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Scott Hend of Australia signed for a 71 to trail by three shots in tied-14th position while 2014 Merit champion David Lipsky returned with an even par for tied-21st place.
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