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WATCH | JC Ritchie has a hole-in-one at Joburg Open – but NO car!

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Nov 25, 2021

South Africa’s JC Ritchie recorded the ‘perfect fluke’ in Round 1 of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday.

LEADERBOARD | JOBURG OPEN – ROUND 1

Using a seven-iron at the par-3, 202m 17th hole at the Firethorn course, Ritchie posted the first hole-in-one of the season at the opening Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour co-sanctioned event.

JC Ritchie got his season off to bang in RSA. That’s one colourful back 9 pic.twitter.com/IeJ2Gx3XgN

— Flushing It (@flushingitgolf) November 25, 2021

However, JC Ritchie missed out on winning a bright yellow brand new Jaguar F-Type – which is only up for grabs for an ace on Saturday and Sunday.

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Ritchie went on to sign for a one-over par 72 to trail joint leaders, compatriot Thriston Lawrence and Spain’s Angel Hidalgo, by seven strokes in the weather-interrupted opening round.

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JC Ritchie tasted victory earlier this season on the Sunshine Tour when he triumphed at the Cape Town Open at Royal Cape GC in May.

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Leading first round scores in the DP World Tour Joburg Open, at Randpark Golf Club, Johannesburg on Thursday (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 71):

Play suspended due to bad weather with 44 players to complete their rounds early on Friday.

65 – Angel Hidalgo (ESP)

66 – Ashley Chesters

67 – Dylan Frittelli (RSA), Hennie du Plessis (RSA), Frederic Lacroix (FRA), Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP), Pep Angles (ESP) 

68 – Shaun Norris (RSA), Stephen Ferreira (POR), Masahiro Kawamura (JPN), Dale Whitnell, Ross Fisher, Yannik Paul (GER),  Renato Paratore (ITA), Oliver Farr 

HOLE IN ONE

JC Ritchie ace’s the 17th!#JoburgOpen pic.twitter.com/DC76Prdp35

— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) November 25, 2021

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