Werner Deyzel leads the Tshwane Junior Open. Photo: Ernest Blignault / GolfRSA
GOLF NEWS - 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