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HomeGolfWorld No. 1,214 takes 36-hole lead at DPWT's Joburg Open

World No. 1,214 takes 36-hole lead at DPWT’s Joburg Open


JOHANNESBURG — South African Nikhil Rama rose to the highest of the leaderboard on the Joburg Open after capturing 8-under 62 within the second spherical on Friday.

Rama, who’s ranked No. 1,214, made an eagle and 6 birdies at Houghton Golf Membership in his tenth DP World Tour occasion. He leads Thriston Lawrence, one other South African, by one shot at 13-under 127 complete.

“What can I say, it was an incredible spherical,” the 22-year-old Rama stated. “It’s my lowest rating on tour up to now so I’m actually enthusiastic about that. I’m having fun with the strain, having fun with the followers, which is nice, and simply attempting to have enjoyable.”

Lawrence, who received the occasion in 2021, had a three-shot lead after the primary spherical. He shot 4 underneath within the second spherical after bogeying twice and making one eagle.

The Joburg Open is the season-opening occasion on the European tour. The 2024 season started on Thursday solely 4 days after the 2023 one completed in Dubai.

The occasion marks the beginning of three straight tournaments going down in South Africa and co-sanctioned with the nation’s Sunshine Tour.

Three locations in The Open can be found for the main three gamers not already exempt who make the reduce.



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