Allenby two off the pace in Sun City
BY iseekgolf.com | Southern Africa Tour | 2002 Nedbank Golf Challenge | Round One | 29 Nov 2002
Despite a rollercoaster first round, Robert Allenby managed to post a -2 (70) and is just two shots off the pace after day one of the USD$4.2 million Sun City Nedbank Challenge in South Africa. South African Retief Goosen and Chris DiMarco took the opening round lead after each posting -4 (68) in hot and humid conditions.
Allenby’s round was marred by three bogeys but he still managed to card five birdies to reduce the deficit to two strokes and is in a group of three players, including defending champion Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els, at -2 and equal 4th place.
Kiwi Michael Campbell and Zimbabwe’s Nick Price carded 71 a piece to finish in equal 7th. Price cost himself dearly at the 18th with a tricky greenside bunker shot leaving him with a double-bogey and the chance to finish in equal 3rd place along side American Jim Furyk.
First Round – Full Scoreboard
T1 -4 Retief Goosen (RSA) (68)
T1 -4 Chris DiMarco (USA) (68)
3 –3 Jim Furyk (USA) (69)
T4 -2 Ernie Els (RSA) (70)
T4 -2 Robert Allenby (AUS) (70)
T4 -2 Sergio Garcia (ESP) (70)
T7 -1 Michael Campbell (NZL) (71)
T7 -1 Nick Price (ZIM) (71)
T9 Even Darren Clarke (NIR) (72)
T9 Even Padraig Harrington (IRL) (72)
10 1 Bob Estes (USA) (73)
11 2 Colin Montgomerie (SCO) (74)