Ernie Els, nephew Jovan Rebula paired together at South African Open

Auburn junior Jovan Rebula has been measuring himself against uncle Ernie Els since he started playing golf. He’ll get to do it for real in the $1.2 million South African Open.

Rebula and his famous uncle will tee it up in the third round at Randpark Golf Club near Johannesburg after they were drawn together in the 8:20 a.m. tee time alongside Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre.

The native of George, South Africa, earned the right to play alongside four-time major winner Els after posting a 1-under 70 around Randpark’s Firethorn course. He moved to 5 under and into a tie for 15th alongside Els, who shot level par on the Bushwillow course.

Charl Schwartzel leads the field after an 8-under 63 around the Bushwillow course. The 2011 Masters winner sits on 12 under, one shot in front of Zambia’s…

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