Lowry best of Irish as Garcia retains Sun City lead

10 November, 2018, 17:41 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • McIlroy is aiming to win the Race to Dubai for the fourth time

Garcia began with successive birdies, and picked up further shots on the par-four sixth, the par-five ninth and par-five 14th, but missed a short putt for par on the fifth, three-putted the 13th for a bogey and then dropped another shot on the 18th hole as his second putt horseshoed back at him.

McIlroy has twice won the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai but has not played in this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge since 2009, when he was forced to withdraw after two rounds with a stomach virus.

In addition to Oosthuizen, Dylan Frittelli is also leading the South African charge as he also shot a 67 on Friday to leap to four-under-par overall, five shots behind Garcia.

Mikko Korhonen (70) was third at 6 under, two behind Oosthuizen and three off the lead.

"I'm going to need some great golf over the next two weeks, but we'll see what happens this week".

Defending champion Branden Grace is also on three under, while Rory McIlroy is eight strokes off the pace after a one-under 71.


Oosthuizen looked to be struggling after a double-bogey on the eighth hole saw him turn at one under-par for the round.

He likely needs a finish inside the top 8 if he is to be on the plane to Dubai on Monday and his encouraging start leaves the door open.

But it was a better day for Greystones' Paul Dunne, who chiselled out a 71 on a course that doesn't suit his game to move up to 57th in the 72-man field on five-over. He was on the green in six and three-putted for a nine on the par 4.

Meanwhile, Mount Juliet's Gavin Moynihan fears his bid for a European Tour card could be over before it starts after suffering a back injury on the eve of the g European Tour Qualifying School in Spain.

Dawson, who turned 22 yesterday, is brimming with confidence after finishing tied sixth with former Walker Cup star Sharvin, missed the cut by three shots at the Final Stage past year, at the Second Stage in Madrid earlier this week.

"Shooting 68 or 69 today would have been great, but unfortunately that didn't work out, but you have to be extremely precise on this course". He has nine wins from his previous 14 54-hole leads on the European Tour.

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