Play suspended at NGC again

by Golfer on

For the second time in a day, play in the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club has been suspended on Thursday due to thunderstorms.

Having only returned to the course at 15:00 after a delay of nearly three hours, tournament officials once again called a halt to proceedings at 16:18 as ominous skies lurked in the Pilanesburg area.

Luke Donald remains the man to catch, as his outward nine of 31 saw him surge away from the chasing pack. He made two further pars to remain at five-under par before the siren sounded.

Two shots adrift at three under are the trio of Jamie Donaldson, Thomas Bjorn and Brendon de Jonge. The Zimbabwean got pulses racing as he holed out with a wedge for eagle at the ninth hole to complete a rollercoaster front nine of 33.

Defending champion Martin Kaymer also breached the three under mark after his two at the short fourth hole, but a bogey at the fifth has seen him fall back into sole possession of fifth.

One stroke further back are a group of seven players on one under.

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