Ernie Els could be in the running to win his first European Tour event in five years.
The 49 year old, four time major winner is just one shot off the lead during the opening round of the South African Open in Johannesburg.
Els hit four successive birdies around the turn to climb to 5 under par.
Fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen shares the lead with England's Matt Wallace.
Gavin Moynihan has finished his round on 4 over.
Michael Hoey is among those waiting to tee off.
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