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2019EastofIreland YuravPremlall GolfRSA 190601 1050

South African junior Yurav Premlall fired an opening four-under-par 68 at County Louth Golf Club to lead the seven-strong GolfRSA National Squad crew in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Saturday.

The 16-year-old Glendower golfer fired three birdies on the bounce over the last three holes to finish two shots behind Irish pacesetter Andrew McClean.

“I played really nicely; I hit a fair amount of greens and fairways to put score around here,” said the Ekurhuleni junior. “I didn’t play particularly aggressive today. I just tried to keep the ball in play to avoid big numbers.”

Premlall eagled the par five third and stayed bogey-free until his only hiccup at the par four 12th.

“I just missed it left at the first fairway, but I had a decent lie so I went with a typical South African high lob and pitched it close to save par.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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