Van den Berg leads Alfred Dunhill Championship


MALELANE, South Africa – Ulrich van den Berg of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to lead by one stroke after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

He was followed by Pelle Edberg of Sweden. Titch Moore of South Africa and Edoardo Molinari of Italy each shot a 66 on the Leopard Creek Country Club course in the opening event on the European Tour’s 2010 Race to Dubai.

There are nine players on 67, including France’s Gregory Bourdy and Irish pair Shane Lowry and Damien McGrane.

Ernie Els of South Africa shot a 68, while compatriot Thomas Aiken had a hole-in-one on the 12th

Ernie Els had a 68 to be one stroke behind a group of nine players on five-under 67.