Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
SOUTH AFRICA’S Trevor Fisher Jnr thrust himself into the history books after he joined Nick Price, Italian Francesco Laporta and Dean Burmester as he equalled the Royal Harare Golf Club course record of nine-under-par 63 to go on top of the leader-board at the Zimbabwe Open yesterday.Fisher Jnr will carry a four-stroke lead going into today’s third day.
The golfer, who played alongside day one leader Jean Hugo and Jaco Ahlers, had nine birdies on his way into the history books.
The Modderfontein Golf Club member told the Sunshine Tour he had some great putts.
“I putted amazingly today, so that helped. I didn’t hit my irons as well as I would have liked. I hit one or two good irons, but the putter was great. I was sinking 15, 20-footers . . . to shoot nine-under, you’ve got to sink some putts.
“It’s great to join players like Nick Price and Dean Burmester as course-record holders here. I hope I can break it over the weekend,” he said. On second position is Hugo on 10-under, Oliver Bekker is on nine-under and Mexico’s Rhys Enock is fourth on eight-under.
Meanwhile, Ryan Cairns and Tongo Charamba are part of the locals who also managed to make the Zimbabwe Open cut for a record sixth time each since the tournament returned on the Sunshine Tour calendar in 2010.
The duo made the cut after carding five-under overall in the second round at Royal Harare yesterday.