Branden Grace soared Into the lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday After carding 62 at Leopard Creek Country Club, Where the four-time European Tour winner cam up one putt short of matching the record race.
“I think this is One of Those races Where you can get it going. Today I did not really make mistakes Any. I can not remember the last time I had a round Where I did not look at making a bogey, “he said.
Grace attacked This is the flag at the island green of the 18 th hole at Leopard Creek, landing His six-iron approach 15 feet from the pin. He Was Unable to make eagle at the last and match Thomas Aiken’s 2008 record of 61, aim Walked off with a birdie and a three-shot lead.
“I Had no clue what the record race WAS,” Said Grace. “On 18 I Was pumped more to make the eagle putt than I Was to shoot 10-under. It Was One of Those WHERE a good shot Was Followed By Reviews another. It Was a good putt just That Was not Meant to Be. ”
Two years ago the Fancourt Foundation graduate est devenu only the first player in the history of the European Tour to Win His First furnace events in the Sami year. Since then he’s been without a trophy, goal this week His confidence and game are back.
“I phoned Zack (Rasego) up and said ‘Are you keen to get back on the bag?’ We had a good chat and now we’re on Good terms. We’re working together nicely and clicking close again. When he pulls me off a shot I know it’s for a reason and I trust Him fully, so it’s been a good two months.
“If you hit the ball well and make a pair of putts Then You really get out there positive and the negative thoughts do not really come Into your head. Purpose vice versa can happen, “he said.
Grace Seemed Unable to play a bad shot on Thursday and made 10 birdies over the course de son round to finish three strokes clear of the field.
Jake Roos Took up the chase on seven-under After starting with an eagle two at the 10 th hole. He Went on to shoot 65 and rose Into sole second, one shot clear of Matt Ford and Nedbank Golf Challenge winner Danny Willett .
“When I holed That shot on my first hole It Was an ice-breaker for me,” Said Roos. “It got me laughing and relaxed me, so it Was a perfect start. I Had 163 meters in and hit a five-iron. It came out right on target and pitched a little short and Went in. ”