Bernd Wiesberger, Austria, leads the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, at the Gary Player Country Club.
Bernd carded a first round -5 under par 67, to lead the Nedbank Golf Challenge on day one, with good putting on his side;
“It wasn’t easy to be honest, it was quite breezy, quite steady direction-wise but still the course is quite tricky off the tees.”
“You want to get a lot of fairways to be able to attack the flags and that’s quite challenging when there’s gusty winds.”
“But I played all right. I’ve not had great success when I was here last time but I approached it with a neutral mind and I played a lot better than I have the last couple of weeks and putted good.”
“Took a couple of chances so that was nice, to get out there kind of relaxed and just let it happen.”
Four players are tied in second place at -4 under following their opening rounds of 68, home favourite Branden Grace, Victor Dubuisson, France, Scott Jamieson, Scotland and Julian Suri, USA.
Defending champion Alex Noren, Sweden, Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, Graeme Storm, England, and Hideto Tanihara, Japan, were then at -3 under for the competition.