Dean Burmester

Bloemfontein’s Dean Burmester got off to a solid start at the 2015 Joburg Open yesterday with an opening round of seven under par 64 on the West Course of the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

Burmester fired 9 birdies during his round, and had it not been a bogey on the 9th and the 13th he could have been tied in the lead with Nic Henning.

Bursmester finished the round in tied fifth South Africa’s Garth Mulroy and Australia’s Jason Scrivener.

Henning in his turn first a bogey free round with seven birdies and an eagle on the 3rd to take him to 9 under.

Following his round, the veteran of South African golf said he will enjoy the lead for now with the dreaded East Course looming.

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters is the top international player in the field on 8 under par 63.

Morgan Piek / OFM News 

Dean Burmester

Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Dean Burmester

Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos