Golf: Oosthuizen earns early advantage at low-scoring South African Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Home favorite Louis Oosthuizen wielded a red-hot putter to bag six birdies on his back nine and card an opening round 62 for a one-shot lead at the European Tour’s South African Open on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Kingsbarns, Britain – October 4, 2018 South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo

Oosthuizen’s faultless round included nine birdies and he leads from Zambian Madalitso Muthiya and last weekend’s winner at the Mauritius Open, American Kurt Kitayama, who both carded eight-under-par rounds of 63.

Oosthuizen and Muthiya played on the shorter Bushwillow Course at the Randpark Golf Club, which saw most of the low scoring on Thursday, while…

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