15 June 2018

South Africa: Oosthuizen Leads SA Charge At Windy U.S. Open

Louis Oosthuizen performed the best of the South African golfers taking part on the opening day of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills on Thursday.

South Africa's six-man contingent struggled through the blistering wind, with Oosthuizen's four over par 74 putting him tied for 37th.

Dean Burmester is tied for 47th after shooting a five over par 75 in his first taste of major championship action.

Branden Grace is tied for 66th after shooting a six over par 76, while Ernie Els and Dylan Frittelli are both tied for 101st after shooting eight over par 78s.

Charl Schwartzel is tied for 114th after shooting a nine over par 79.

Overall, only four golfers managed to remain under-par at the end of the first round, and none were able to sign a bogey-free card on Thursday.

Leading first round scores on Thursday in the 118th US Open Golf Championship at Shinnecock Hills (par-70):

69 - Scott Piercy (USA), Russell Henley (USA), Dustin Johnson (USA), Ian Poulter (ENG)

70 - Jason Dufner (USA)

71 - Henrik Stenson (SWE), Matthieu Pavon (FRA), An Byeong-Hun (KOR), Justin Rose (ENG), Charles Howell III (USA), Charley Hoffman (USA), Sam Burns (USA)

72 - Brendan Steele (USA), Patrick Rodgers (USA), Mickey DeMorat (USA), Xander Schauffele (USA), Brandt Snedeker (USA), Alexander Norén (SWE)

73 - Kim Si-Woo (KOR), Ryan Fox (NZL), Rafael Cabrera (ESP), Luis Gagne (CRC), Eric Axley (USA), Zach Johnson (USA), Patrick Reed (USA), Rickie Fowler (USA), Chris Naegel (USA), Brian Gay (USA), Pat Perez (USA), Steve Stricker (USA), Jim Furyk (USA), Will Grimmer (USA), Paul Casey (ENG), Andrew Johnston (ENG), Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG), Russell Knox (SCO)

74 - Matt Parziale (USA), Brian Harman (USA), Matt Kuchar (USA), Justin Thomas (USA), Brian Stuard (USA), Aaron Baddeley (AUS), Marc Leishman (AUS), Shubhankar Sharma (IND), Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)

75 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), Shane Lowry (IRL), Francesco Molinari (ITA), Sergio García (ESP), Dean Burmester (RSA) , Jimmy Walker (USA), Patrick Cantlay (USA), Brooks Koepka (USA), Kevin Chappell (USA), Peter Uihlein (USA), Roberto Castro (USA), Tony Finau (USA), Luke List (USA), Kyle Stanley (USA), Chez Reavie (USA), Cameron Wilson (USA), Calum Hill (SCO), Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), Danny Willett (ENG), Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)

76 - Ross Fisher (ENG), Jhonattan Vegas (VEN), Chun An Yu (TPE), Tim Wilkinson (NZL), Branden Grace (RSA) , Im Sung-Jae (KOR), Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN), Matt Jones (AUS), Emiliano Grillo (ARG), Mackenzie Hughes (CAN), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA), Chesson Hadley (USA), Daniel Berger (USA), Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Bill Haas (USA), Lanto Griffin (USA), Ted Potter Jr. (USA), Richy Werenski (USA), Ollie Schniederjans (USA), Webb Simpson (USA), Braden Thornberry (USA)

77 - Sebastián Vázquez (MEX), Alexander Levy (FRA), Richie Ramsay (SCO), Matthew Southgate (ENG), Matt Wallace (ENG), Tyler Duncan (USA), Bubba Watson (USA), Phil Mickelson (USA), Dylan Meyer (USA), Aaron Wise (USA), Lucas Glover (USA), Kevin Kisner (USA), Mike Miller (USA), Chris Babcock (USA)

78 - Michael Putnam (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA), Cole Miller (USA), Ty Strafaci (USA), Tiger Woods (USA), David Gazzolo (USA), Ryan Evans (ENG), Paul Waring (ENG), Jon Rahm (ESP), Jason Scrivener (AUS), Adam Scott (AUS), Dylan Frittelli (RSA), Ernie Els (RSA)

79 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) , David Bransdon (AUS), Jason Day (AUS), Cameron Smith (AUS), Liang Wenchong (CHN), Li Haotong (CHN), Rikuya Hoshino (JPN), Tom Lewis (ENG), Graeme McDowell (NIR), Harold Varner III (USA), Trey Mullinax (USA), Doug Ghim (USA), Gary Woodland (USA), Kenny Perry (USA)

80 - Scott Stallings (USA), Will Zalatoris (USA), Rhett Rasmussen (USA), Rory McIlroy (NIR), Harry Ellis (ENG), Juan Sebastián Muñoz (COL)

81 - Park Sung-Joon (KOR), Kristoffer Reitan (NOR), Satoshi Kodaira (JPN), James Morrison (ENG), Jacob Bergeron (USA), Shintaro Ban (USA), Noah Goodwin (USA), Keegan Bradley (USA), Stewart Hagestad (USA)

82 - Sulman Raza (USA), Philip Barbaree (USA), Franklin Huang (USA), Ryan Lumsden (SCO), Shota Akiyoshi (JPN)

83 - Martin Kaymer (GER), Lucas Herbert (AUS), Garrett Rank (CAN), Adam Hadwin (CAN), Timothy Wiseman (USA)

84 - Theo Humphrey (USA)

85 - Michael Block (USA)

87 - Michael Hebert (USA)

92 - Scott Gregory (ENG)

Source: Sport24

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