WATCH: George Coetzee hits PUTTER out of bunker at Alfred Dunhill...

Well that's one way of getting the ball out of the greenside bunker! 

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 28 Nov 2019

South Africa's George Coetzee produced one of the more interesting escape shots of the season on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship by using his PUTTER out of the greenside bunker. 

Coetzee's ball found a downhill lie at the back of the bunker, leaving himself an incredibly difficult shot with very little green to work with and water left and long.

Out came the putter as Coetzee thumped his putter up the slope of the bunker and up onto the green. The South African would go on to make a par and remain at 1-under par. 




Holland's Will Besseling hit the front on day one of the European Tour's first official event of the new 2020 season with a stunning round of 7-under 65.

Besseling earned his status on the European Tour for 2020 after finishing tied 11th in the Challenge Tour Grand Final. 

The World No.307 went out in 2-under par and then raced home with four birdies, an eagle and a bogey to set the early target of 7-under par in the clubhouse.

Spain's Pablo Larrazabal lies one stroke behind after a solid round of 66, a score matched by England's Garrick Porteous who went round Leopard Creek CC without a bogey. 

South Africa's Keith Horne is also on 6-under par at the time of this report and he has three holes remaining. 

Four-time winner of this tournament Charl Schwartzel made his return from injury a solid one with a round of 2-under 70. 

The 2011 Masters champion has fallen to a lowly 250th in the world. 





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