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Deyzel drives to Tshwane Junior Open lead

20 Jul 2017

Werner Deyzel leads the Tshwane Junior Open; credit Ernest Blignault / GolfRSA

Werner Deyzel from Gauteng North blitzed his back nine at Pretoria Country Club to leapfrog South Africa’s number one ranked Jayden Schaper for the first round lead in the Tshwane Junior Open on Thursday.

Schaper – hunting back-to-back wins on the Sunshine Tour Junior Series after edging out Deyzel and Ayden Senger from Western Province by one shot for the Dimension Data Junior Open title at Fancourt earlier this month – took control early in the round.

The GolfRSA National squad player birdied one, four and six and bogeyed at three and nine to turn one under with a four shot lead over 17-year-old Deyzel, who stumbled at the start and dropped two further shots at 14 and 16.

While Schaper birdied 10 and 14, but dropped 11, 13 and 15, the Woodhill junior shifted gears. He racked up birdies at two, six and seven and eagled the par five fourth for a two-under-par 70 to rocket to the top of the leaderboard.

Schaper birdied the par five closing hole to move into second with a 71.

Shaun Jones from Gauteng reeled in five gains to negate a double bogey at the third and three further bogeys for third spot at even par. Southern Cape brothers Ben and Alex van Wyk finished a further shot adrift in a tie for fourth with Keanu Pestana from Central Gauteng and Christiaan Burke from North West.

Casey Jarvis from Ekurhuleni, Chandler Shaw from Central Gauteng, Rigardt Albertse from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng North’s Stals Swart completed the top 10 at two over 74.

Deyzel’s eagle at the third was one of nine eagles scored on day one.

Pestana, Albertse and Southern Cape pair Bradley de Beer and Jordon Duminy also pencilled in threes at the third, while Burke eagled the 18th and Alex van Wyk drained his eagle putt at the par five ninth.

Henning Stander from Gauteng North holed out for two at the par four seventh and eagled the par four 17th, but all his good work was spoiled by triple bogeys at 13 and 18.

First Round Scores
70 Werner Deyzel
71 Jayden Schaper
72 Shaun Jones
73 Ben van Wyk; Christiaan Burke; Keanu Pestana; Alex van Wyk
74 Rigardt Albertse; Chandler Shaw; Casey Jarvis; Stals Swart
75 Wilco Nienaber; Liam van Deventer
76 Jordan Burnand; Cole Stevens; Aidon Willemse; Alexander Pienaar; Massimo Mbetse USA; Bradley de Beer; Dandre Spies
77 Armand van Dyk; Otto van Buynder; Kyle Campbell; Jordan Duminy
78 Martin Vorster; Luhan Bester; Brendan Porter; Romain Legentil; Nicholas Souranis; Emerson Bam; Jared Botha; Saul Moss; Marcus Taylor; Jean Pierre van der Watt
79 Liam Cloete; Dino Capazario; Samual Mckenzie; Keegan Mclachlan
80 Nikhil Rama; Cameron Swanepoel; Ruhan Oosthuizen; Angus Klintworth; Brandon Geere; Charles Pieterse; Devon Whitaker; Kyle Solomon
81 Marco Massiceti; Oliver Goldhill; Haydn Driver; Yurav Premlall; NJ Botha; Henning Stander
82 Eben Spangenberg; Bryce Leach; Kieron van Wyk; Nikhil Gopal
83 Marnus du Toit; Xander Prinsloo; Barend Botha; Luka Stanisavljevic
84 Deon Germishuys
85 Divan de Villiers; Ruben Daniel van der Berg
86 Miles Taylor; Ge-Rico Muller
87 Hilmi Mallick; Emile Raath
88 Ruan Groenewald; Alessio Graziani
89 Ryan van der Klis
90 Antoine Sale
WD Carl Mwale

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