Morten Ørum Madsen and David Horsey share the 1st round lead at the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club in South Africa.
Morten produced a beautiful first round of -7 under par 63, which included everything, a bogey, an Eagle and an Ace, to share the lead of the Tshwane Open with David Horsey, who carded a blemish free opening round.
Morten is playing well, and said he had found some consistency in his game overall, and very impressed with his Ace;
“The last couple of weeks I’ve been hitting some shots really close and I actually said to my caddy last week that a hole in one is on the cards pretty soon.”
“Luckily for me it came today. I hit a fantastic shot, I couldn’t hit it better, and it spun back into the hole. That was only my second hole in one and it’s really special to have one in competition on The European Tour.”
“When you stand on the next tee you’re pretty pumped and confident. I succeeded in gathering my thoughts and hit a really nice drive and then a great second shot and then sank it, which was a fantastic way to finish.”
“It was the kind of thing you dream about, but don’t expect. Today was a great day and I had a lot of fun out there.”
“I’ve found something in my game that’s working and I’ve been pretty consistent.”
David reported that this is a course you have to think your way around;
“This place demands a bit more than just long hitting, it’s nice to play golf courses that make you think a bit more than just taking driver on every tee.”
“I plotted my way around, because it’s very much a positional golf course. On the whole I’m very pleased with today’s work.”
Tied in third place are Wallie Coetsee, a runner-up in the Joburg Open a fortnight ago, and Brett Rumford, these two are only one shot behind the leaders at -6 under par today.
Wallie spoke of his recent good form;
“Today was special, things went my way but I’m doing something right. These three weeks have been very special.”
Keith Horne, Merrick Bremner, Dean Burmester and Raphael Jacquelin tied for the fifth position on -5 under par for the tournament.