Roos roars at Leopard Creek

Jake Roos started with an eagle two at the 10 th hole of Leopard Creek Country Club on Thursday and Went on to shoot 65 for the early lead Pendant round one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

“When I holed That shot on my first hole It Was an ice-breaker for me. 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, “he said.

The 32-year-old won twice on the Challenge Tour this season and finished 14 th on the Order of Merit, thereby earning playing privileges on the 2015 European Tour.

On Thursday he made a special start to His First Race to Dubai with a round of 65 leading That Gave Him a one-shot lead over the morning field.

“I felt comfortable and swung quite nicely. I hit a lot of shots and Good Had a lot of birdie putts short on my forehead and I Was nine ble to take advantage of a couple, “he said.

Roos HAS Given himself a real opportunity to contend this week. His year of grinding on the Challenge Tour HAS paid off and he’ll certainly go to bed dreaming of a life-changing end to the year.

“I have a full schedule and overseas-have to play So Many Opportunities. As a Sunshine Tour player you’ve always Looked forward to the pair of co-sanctioned events That You get to play. You try too hard Almost In Those tournaments, so to know That I’ll be playing in a lot of events is nice. You can go through the motions and not make too big a deal of it, “he said.

His dream Was Just Beginning Matt Ford , finished fourth Who at the European Tour’s Qualifying School in November. The Englishman carded a six-under-par 66 to hold sole second early Into the first round.

“I’m very happy and it Was a dream start to the tournament and my season. It’s the first time I’ve had my European Tour card, so I’m Pleased with how Went today, “he said.

Spain’s Nacho Elvira and Durban’s Michael Hollick shared third place on five-under, while seven players shared fifth spot on four-under.

 

Roos roars at Leopard Creek

Jake Roos started with an eagle two at the 10th hole of Leopard Creek Country Club on Thursday and went on to shoot 65 for the early lead during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

 

“When I holed that shot on my first hole it was an ice-breaker for me. It got me laughing and relaxed me, so it was a perfect start. I had 163 metres in and hit a five-iron. It came out right on target and pitched a little short and went in,” he said.

 

The 32-year-old won twice on the Challenge Tour this season and finished 14th on the Order of Merit, thereby earning playing privileges on the 2015 European Tour.

 

On Thursday he made a special start to his first Race to Dubai with a leading round of 65 that gave him a one-shot lead over the morning field.

 

“I felt comfortable and swung quite nicely. I hit a lot of good shots and had a lot of short birdie putts on my front nine and I was able to take advantage of a couple,” he said.

 

Roos has given himself a real chance to contend this week. His year of grinding on the Challenge Tour has paid off and he’ll certainly go to bed dreaming of a life-changing end to the year.

 

“I have a full schedule to play overseas and have so many opportunities. As a Sunshine Tour player you’ve always looked forward to the couple of co-sanctioned events that you get to play. You almost try too hard in those tournaments, so to know that I’ll be playing in a lot of events is nice. You can go through the motions and not make too big a deal of it,” he said.

 

Just beginning his dream was Matt Ford, who finished fourth at the European Tour’s Qualifying School in November. The Englishman carded a six-under-par 66 to hold sole second early into the first round.

 

“I’m very happy and it was a dream start to the tournament and my season. It’s the first time I’ve had my European Tour card, so I’m pleased with how today went,” he said.

 

Spain’s Nacho Elvira and Durban’s Michael Hollick shared third place on five-under, while seven players shared fifth place on four-under.

 

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