Rebula and Els made it a household affair at Randpark Golf Membership in Johannesburg. Tied 15th on 5 underneath after 36 holes, they went out at 8:20 a.m. within the firm of Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre. Els managed to beat his nephew, however British Beginner champion Rebula put up a great struggle.
Els returned a 3-under 68 to Rebula’s 70. The five-time South African Open champion sits in joint fifth place on Eight underneath, six photographs behind chief Louis Oosthuizen. Rebula is tied 22nd on 6 underneath.
“A special occasion,” Els stated. “We took some footage on the primary tee from our telephones to get it on file.
“I believe as time goes on, we are going to replicate on at the present time. I do know I’ll know that that is fairly particular. He’s a teenager so it won’t settle in but with him, however figuring out the child since he was in nappies and now enjoying the South African Open is particular.
“It was nice to see my sister on the market, and Dragan (brother-in-law) caddying for Jovan. As dad and mom they should be so proud and, as an uncle, I’m simply as proud.
“I’m pleased he’s adequate. I hope he breaks each file I’ve. I solely have love for Jovan and I simply want him all the very best.”
Rebula’s solely remorse was that the spherical didn’t last more.
“This should be one of many quickest rounds of golf I’ve ever performed,” Rebula stated. “I want it might have carried on the entire day.
“It was a dream to have the ability to play with my uncle sooner or later. It doesn’t matter the place it’s however particularly the South African Open, it’s an honor and I actually loved it on the market.
“My uncle is one in all my position fashions and it’s not essentially simply on the golf course, he’s simply such a particular individual. He’s at all times caring for different folks round him, and that’s what I look as much as greater than the golf itself.
“However with my uncle’s data, it’s one thing actually particular and I’d most likely must work actually onerous to realize what he has.”
Rebula has yet another yr at Auburn earlier than he can think about emulating his well-known uncle. His purpose heading into the ultimate spherical is ending low newbie to win the Freddie Tait Trophy. He has a three-shot lead over Deon Germishuys in that battle.
Oosthuizen leads by three over Charl Schwartzel, Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya and England’s Matt Wallace as he chases his first South African Open victory.