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Jaco Prinsloo is searching his second victory in 3 tournaments after opening with an eight-under-par 64 to lead the preliminary of the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates on Tuesday.Prinsloo, the winner of
The Players Champion hosted at Dainfern Golf Estate earlier this month, surged into the lead with a round that saw him birdie two of his first 3 holes, make an eagle and two birdies over the turn, and close with 3 straight birdies. His card consisted of another birdie and 2 bogeys on Serengeti’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Championship golf course.He leads by one shot over James Hart du Preez while Jean-Paul Strydom, the winner of the 2019 Tour Championship at Serengeti, Anthony Michael and Daniel Greene completed the first round on 6 under par.Prinsloo definitely got the most out of his first round, and is certainly getting the most out of his season on
the Sunshine Trip with a run of excellent form that he says is down to his new method of playing like he did when he was a kid.” I had attempted to change my swing and while it looked better aesthetically, it didn’t feel right.
I could not have fun with it. So before the Tour resumed this month I went back to my old game. I literally returned to how I used to play as a kid– simply objective and hit. And it’s working,” he said.Behind him, Du Preez likewise took full advantage of a golf course that played to his strengths on Tuesday.
“It’s a long course off the back, and I’m delighting in playing a course where I can utilize my length,”he said after his opening seven-under-par 65.”The method the course is set up for today definitely helps me. The rough is down and the greens are soft because
of the rain, so I can afford to take some aggressive lines off the tee. I’ve been playing well the last couple of occasions but I have actually just had lapses in my choice making. It was great to have a mentally sharp round today. “Jbe ‘Kruger, recently’s winner of the Gauteng Champion, is back in the hunt once again after opening with a 67 on his home course.And South Africa’s number one amateur and GolfRSA National team member Christiaan Maas started well with a 70 that puts him in the leading 20 after day one.Sunshine Tour Source