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Lamprechts leads logjam at Wingate Park

28 Jan 2017

Erhard Lambrechts; credit SAGA

Erhard Lambrechts fired an opening four-under-par 68 to lead the Liberty Gauteng North Open at Wingate Park Country Club on Friday, but there is a large crowd looming in the Bolander’s rear-view mirror.

No less than six players are chasing his heels, with Gauteng North’s Keegan Mclachlan and Andrew van der Knaap leading the chase.

The local favourites grabbed a seat on the bus at three-under alongside with Malcolm Mitchell from KwaZulu-Natal, Free State’s Therion Nel, Ekurhuleni’s Burt Gildenhuys and Ruan Groenewald from Mpumalanga, who set the early target in the morning field.

A further six players finished just two off the pace, while Golf RSA / SAGA number one Marco Steyn played his way into the group of nine at one under.

FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD - TOP 20
68 Erhard Lambrechts
69 Keegan Mclachlan, Andrew van der Knaap, Malcolm Mitchell, Therion Nel, Burt Gildenhuys, Ruan Groenewald
70 Jeremy Freiburghaus, Aubrey Beckley, Alex van Heerden, David McIntyre, Darin de Smidt, Brandon Cloete
71 Nico du Buisson, Marco Steyn, Angus Ellis-Cole, Luke Mayo, Gregory McKay, Louis Albertse, Emilio Pera, Garrick Higgo

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