Louis Oosthuizen Takes Lead At British Open
On a nasty Friday, a 5-under par 67 just placed 27-year old Louis Oosthuizen at the top spot in the British Open. The South African golfer has a total of 12-under par 132 after 36 holes which gives him a 5-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia who is at second for now with a score of 7-under par 137. Paul Casey and Lee Westwood are tied at third with 6-under par 138.
While the Old Course at St. Andrews was defenseless in the first round, conditions in the second round was a stark contrast.
Oosthuizen, the gap-toothed Ernie Els student is known to friends as “Shrek”, the ogre character in the hit animated film of the same name. Just like the ogre, Oosthuizen kept a monster game with seven birdies that was capped by a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.
Heading into the last 36 holes, all eyes will be on “Shrek” if he can keep his composure and avoid any major disaster.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.