Posted February 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tshwane Open Leading Scores Leading scores Thursday in the Tshwane Open, a European and Sunshine Tours event on the 7,791-yard (7,123-meter), par-72 Els Club course at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estates: First Round Darren Fichardt, South Africa 34-31-65 Bjorn Akesson, Sweden 34-32-66 Gary Lockerbie, England 36-31-67 Jeev Milka Singh, India 35-32-67 Mark Tullo, Chile 34-33-67 Jean Hugo, South Africa 35-32-67 David Howell, England 35-32-67 Charl Coetzee, South Africa 32-35-67 Keith Horne, South Africa 33-35-68 Scott Arnold, Australia 35-33-68 Jaco Ahlers, South Africa 32-36-68 Vaughn Groegewald, South Africa 37-31-68 Damien McGrane, Ireland 34-34-68 Peter Uihlein, United States 34-34-68 Merrick Bremner, South Africa 30-38-68 Joel Sjoholm, Sweden 35-33-68 Dawie Van Der Walt, South Africa 35-33-68 Mikko Korhonen, Finland 35-33-68 Shaun Smith, South Africa 34-34-68 David Horsey, England 34-34-68 Simon Wakefield, England 33-35-68 Dean Burmester, South Africa 34-34-68 Danny Willett, England 37-31-68 Justin Harding, South Africa 34-34-68 Also Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland 35-34-69 Michael Campbell, New Zealand 36-36-72 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 42-34-76

Fichardt leads by 1 at Tshwane Open

Darren Fichardt birdied the longest par-5 in European Tour history to lead the inaugural Tshwane Open by one stroke after the first round on Thursday. Fichardt was one of three players in the top 24 to need only four shots on the 685-yard fourth hole. ''I hit driver, 3-iron, 7-iron and holed a 12-foot putt,'' Fichardt said. ''But I mean, at that length,...

Fichardt leads by 2 at Tshwane Open

Darren Fichardt birdied four of his last six holes Thursday to shoot a 7-under 65 and hold the clubhouse lead by two strokes in the opening round of the Tshwane Open. The South African lives only about 10 minutes from the Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate course and is aiming to capture back-to-back tournaments, having won the Africa Open at East London two weeks ago for his fourth...
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