EAST LONDON, South Africa -- South Africa's Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour's season-opening tournament.
Goosen, after bogeying his first hole, had nine birdies, including five in a row from Nos. 11-15.
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen had a 69. The former British Open champion's six birdies were marred by a double-bogey 6 on the par-4 sixth hole.
Aiken had an early eagle on the par-5 No. 11, his third hole. He added birdies on Nos. 16, 17 and 18.
"I'd call that a memorable start," said Aiken, who earned his first European Tour win in 2011. "I haven't taken a cover off a club for two weeks. So I have to say, this is a great result."