Six golfers lie second on 64 - South Africans Jared Harvey, Erik van Rooyen and Ockie Strydom, English pair Matthew Baldwin and James Morrison and German Sebastian Heisele.
Title favourite and former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa withdrew after a freak eve-of-tournament accident.
The 2010 Open champion was looking to build on a closing 67 which saw him finish in a share of seventh at last week's Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open but somehow managed to get his finger jammed in a luggage trolley at the airport on Monday. Ticket prices are R80 per day for Thursday and Friday and R100 for Saturday and Sunday or R180 for the four days. You know, I just can't do that.
Snow-Ice warning upgraded to status orange for Donegal
Frost may linger in places and temperatures at best will range 1 to 3 degrees. "There will be a cold spell for the next ten days". Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down.
Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event returns December 12
In addition, Junkrat and Roadhog are confirmed to be getting new legendary skins for the holiday season, but they're not alone. Essentially, it boils down to 5 Mei players taking on resident big lad Winston, who also happens to be player controlled.
Mission in Syria 'accomplished'
The intervention has helped forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close ally of Moscow, regain control over much of the country.
76ers near deal to send Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn
Brooklyn shipped out Trevor Booker and obtained a pick in the process, but the exchange leaves Sean Kilpatrick as the odd man out. He now joins D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in that draft, on a Nets roster with some intriguing young talent.
Phil Bredesen to announce run for US Senate
Bredesen served as mayor of Nashville from 1991 through 1999, and governor of Tennessee from 2002 through 2010. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has also been mulling on the idea of running for the position.