Aiken shoots 64, leads by 1 at Africa Open
Thursday, January 5, 2012
EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour's season-opening tournament.
Aiken had five birdies and two eagles at the par-73 East London Golf Club for a one-shot lead over South Africans Retief Goosen and Jaco Ahlers.
Welshman Phillip Price, Michael du Toit and Dean O'Riley were two strokes behind the leader.
Goosen, after bogeying his first hole, had nine birdies, including five in a row from Nos. 11-15.
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen had a 69.