Sergio Garcia of Spain streaks ahead of the field in the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa.
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Sergio has a four shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge shooting a bogey free opening round -8 under par 64;
“It felt great, I rolled the ball nicely, I made some good putts here and there.”
“It was one of those rounds where things happened nicely to me. I think I played very smart, I probably wasn’t swinging unbelievably but I kept it under control and kept the ball in play all the time which is difficult to do here.”
“I managed to guess some of the winds here right and that is very, very difficult. When you can do that here, it’s nice to be able to shoot a score like this.”
Sharing second place at -4 under par following rounds of 68 are home favorite Charl Schwartzel, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France and Mikko Korhonen of Finland.
Mike is playing well, bogey free, and chipping in twice today;
“I’m really enjoying it because I feel like I’m playing well.”
“It’s not far from having a really, really strong week soon so I’m looking forward to what is coming.”
“Bogey-free and I only had to chip twice today so the long game is properly consistent so I’m very happy. “
“The way I was hitting the ball today was a really good performance.”