Louis Oosthuizen fired a bogey-free 62 to grab the early lead at the South African Open

  • Oosthuizen made superb return to South African Open after eight-year absence 
  • The 36-year-old finished one shot ahead of Kurt Kitayama after first round
  • Zander Lombard was fourth on 64, while Ernie Els opened with a 66

Louis Oosthuizen fired a nine-under-par 62 to grab the first round lead at the South African Open on Thursday.

Oosthuizen, playing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a brilliant start at Randburg Golf Club in Johannesburg with nine birdies, including six in an eight-hole surge on the back nine, and no bogeys.

He ended one stroke ahead of Kurt Kitayama, who won the Mauritius Open last weekend, and surprise challenger Madalitso Muthiya of Zambia.

Louis Oosthuizen fired a bogey-free 62 to grab the early lead at the South African Open
Louis Oosthuizen fired a bogey-free 62 to grab the early lead at the South African Open

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