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Erik Van Rooyen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180

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Erik Van Rooyen fired a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round one of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, good enough for a two-shot clubhouse lead over Matthew Southgate on the first day. UPDATE: Van Rooyen ended R1 in T2, a shot behind Kevin Kisner.
Playing in the second group out this morning (06:46), the South African cashed in on the benign morning conditions at the Scottish links. He set the tone with a pair of opening birdies at 1 & 2 before adding another red number at the par-5 6th. The 28-year-old picked up further shots at 11 and 15 but swallowed a walk-off bogey, his only blemish, on the tough par-4 18th. Van Rooyen was the 36- and 54-hole leader in the Irish Open two weeks ago before finishing tied fourth and has a history of fast starts on the European Tour this season (he’s been in the top four after R1 five times). In his first ever round in a major, he piped 13 (of 15) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and took 29 putts. On the live leaderboard, he leads by a shot from Danny Willett, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Kisner, Brandon Stone and Chesson Hadley. Jul 19 - 6:28 AM

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