Three-way tie for lead after day one of Tshwane Open
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 04, 2017,
Mar 04, 2017, 20:09
His blemish-free 66 left him in a group of five players one shot adrift of leading trio Gregory Havret, Haydn Porteous and impressive Swede Alexander Bjork.
"I did my best to try and make a few birdies when I had the opportunity coming in and it just didn't happen. It's going to be a lot of fun to play".
"I'm very pleased with my position", said Bjork.
"It's always nice to finish with a chip-in out of a bunker and it was a tough bunker shot". Hopefully I can hole a few more putts this weekend. "So I'm in a good position for Sunday", Campillo said.
But it is Bjork and Jamieson who are in pole position and discretion was certainly Bjork's friend on Saturday. To come back in my home country and in my home province and start to find my golf swing and really start to get some good scores under the belt is something I have really needed for a long time.
That lead became two after another birdie at the 12th, but bogeys at 13 and 15 dropped him back into the pack before he kept his cool at the last with a four on the par five.
"It's been a little hard to get the ball to the hole while putting". "I struggled a bit last week from tee to green but it seems to have clicked this week".
Jamieson has spent the last two seasons battling to retain his playing privileges, finishing 106th and 107th in the Race to Dubai, but won his sole European Tour title in South Africa at the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in 2013.
England's Oliver Fisher was on fire in the morning as he fired a tremendous nine-under-par 62 to charge up the leaderboard, joining countryman James Morrison (70), Australian Ben Eccles (64) and South Africans Thomas Aiken (69) and Peter Karmis (69) in a tie for sixth on 10-under-par.
The second-round co-leaders were still top of the leaderboard after 54 holes, both moving to 13-under-par 200 at Pretoria Country Club in the South African capital.