Brooks shining in rain

Published: 12/12/2013

England’s Daniel Brooks carded a flawless eight-under-par 62 to claim the lead after a weather-delayed first round of the Nelson Mandela championship in Durban.

The 26-year-old has had a largely disappointing rookie campaign this year but retained his European Tour card at qualifying school last month. He surged to the top of the pile with a burst of four birdies in five holes from the eighth.

Play was suspended moments after he birdied the 17th hole but he was determined to finish his final hole after teeing off in time.

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