Harvey, Hollick share lead of IGT Team Champs with 11-under 61

Jared Harvey and Michael Hollick carded a betterball first-round total of 11-underpar 61 on Monday in the opening round of the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour’s Team Championship at ERPM Golf Club to be in a three-way share of the lead.

The duo made to eagles and seven birdies and no dropped shots as they dovetailed well, and they were matched by Ruan Korb and Wynand Dingle and by Allister de Kock and Dwayne Basson. In fourth place after the opening round were Thriston Lawrence and Albert Venter on 10-under, with Henning du Plooy and Carlo Heunis sharing fifth with amateurs Yurav Premlall and Kyle de Beer on nine-under.

The IGT Team event record for three rounds is 31 under par and was set by Hennie du Plessis and Russel Franz at Zwartkop Country Club in 2016. They had rounds of 60-63-59. In the same event Harvey played with Daniel van Tonder and they went 30 under par with rounds of 60-64-59. Those 59s set the record for the low-round score in the tournament.

In the opening round at ERPM, the first four teams didn’t make a single bogey between them, and only 10 of the 60 teams made scores of par or worse.

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