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Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:19am

Roos in three-way tie at Lost City

victory in the Nedbank Affinity Cup in 2009, to
grab a share of the first-round lead at Sun City's Lost City
course on Tuesday.

Roos shot a 5-under 67 to tie fellow South
Africans Clinton Whitelaw and Tyrone Mordt, nephew of famed rugby Springbok Ray
Mordt, for the lead heading into Wednesday's second round.

"It was great to start here this
morning, to be back and see the 18th, where I won the playoff (in 2009). Yes
It's great to be back," said Roos, a two-time winner on the Sunshine Tour.

was a solid round. I hit the ball well and I was putting nicely - I was always
in control," he added.( callaway
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A bogey at the first, could have, but never
did, disrupt the 31-year-old's focus.

After that he was rock solid all the way
through the front nine where he carded birdies at the fourth, fifth and seventh
holes to turn at two-under.

"Once I birdied four I settled in, and
from there I made my fair share of fairways and greens."

having built a solid rhythm, Roos went down the closing stretch with birdies on
the 11th and 14th to move to four-under.( ping
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"Some of the pins were tucked away on
the back nine, but it was fair. I like the course and the greens are good, so I
enjoyed it out there," he said.

Roos, who finished the tournament at
12-under-par in 2009, made his final birdie at the last to draw level with
morning leaders Mordt and Whitelaw.

Mordt, who finished second at the Nashua
Masters on Sunday, maintained his rich vein of form to card seven birdies
during the round, but bogies at the ninth and 10th dropped him back to

turned at two-under before carding his first and only bogey of the day at the
10th, but he promptly recovered with ping
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He closed out the round well, making
birdies at the 15th, 17th and 18th holes to secure his share of first, one
stroke clear of a three-way tie for fourth between Steven Ferreira, Des
Terblanche and Grant Veenstra.