Wiesberger holds the edge at Sun City

Wiesberger holds the edge at Sun City”

Pretoria-based Darren Fichardt was the surprise joint-leader at the halfway stage of the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Thursday.

Alex Noren's 14-under-par 274 in last year's Nedbank Golf Challenge handed the Swede his fourth European Tour title of that season but this week will be a different ball game as a determined nine-man South African contingent aims for nothing less than keeping "Africa's Major" within the borders come the weekend.

But the world number 37 arrived in South Africa for the penultimate tournament of the season after finishing down in 48th place at last week's Turkish Airlines Open. While he has had mixed results in his last five starts on the European Tour, Burmester is feeling good ahead of this US$7.5 million event. "I've had some steady finishes the last couple of weeks".

"I just tried to clear my mind and was ready to go this week". I just wanted to get a good finish going into Dubai and have a good finish there. It seems like not very long ago it happened.

"I also had a week off which I think was needed".

The Pinner professional's round then took a nasty turn for the worst with a triple bogey six at 16 to slide to plus-four, but he shook off that disappointment to birdie the 17th and the second to get back to two-over. South Africa hasn't had a home victor at the Nedbank since Trevor Immelman's triumph a decade ago.

"This is the type of grass that I grew up playing, Kikuyu, and I just have fond memories of it". I've had a lot of wins on grass like this and courses like this.

Having started the day six shots off the lead, to win by six was an incredible performance that catapulted him towards a career-defining season that has seen him entrenched in the top 10 in the Race to Dubai.

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