Golf

Schwartzel misses Joburg cut

2012-01-14 13:11
Charl Schwartzel (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - George Coetzee moved into a share of the lead of the Joburg Open with a second-round five-under-par 67 on Saturday as defending champion Charl Schwartzel missed the cut.

The second round in the weather-affected event co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club was completed just before noon and Coetzee found himself at 11-under-par at the head of the field with the England duo of Robert Rock and Richard Finch.

Finch’s round was adorned with an ace on the 12th on the East Course. He used a six-iron for the 188-metre par-three to record the third hole-in-one of his professional career. “It’s actually my second in South Africa,” he said. “I made one at Humewood a few years ago in the South African Open Championship. And then I made one other at the Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles.”

Coetzee closed with a frustrating bogey on the East Course which denied him the outright lead. “I’m not happy about that,” he said. “I was playing well, and I thought when I made that par on 16 that I could push for a couple more birdies. As soon as you say that, the bogey happens.”

Rock completed his second round ahead of the storm on Friday, and he and the other two leaders take a slender one-stroke edge over Jbe’ Kruger, Branden Grace and Retief Goosen into the third round.

Kruger and Grace also completed their second rounds on schedule, while Goosen had to finish up in the morning. “It was a very early start,” he said. “I had to be up at four this morning.”

But he’s happy with his position: “To be one off the lead ahead of the cut is a good place to be. My game is feeling good and things are not looking bad with two rounds to play,” he said.

Coetzee was determined to put the closing bogey from the second round behind him. “I’ll just try to make pars for the rest of the day!” he said. “Bogeys happen. It’s better to get it out of the way quickly, before I start worrying about it too much, because if I get too many holes without a bogey, then I start worrying about it.”

Scores (RSA unless specified):

132 - Robert Rock (ENG) 65 67, George Coetzee 65 67, Richard Finch (ENG) 66 66

133 – Jbe’ Kruger 67 66, Branden Grace 67 66, Retief Goosen 66 67

134 - Michiel Bothma 68 66, George Murray (SCO) 65 69, Desvonde Botes 65 69, Shaun Norris 65 69, Damien McGrane (IRL) 63 71

135 - Lyle Rowe 66 69, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 68 67, Jean Hugo 68 67, Marc Warren (SCO) 66 69

136 - Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 70 66, Scott Pinckney (USA) 64 72, Dawie van der Walt 70 66, Jaco van Zyl 67 69, Danny Willett (ENG) 69 67, Thomas Aiken 68 68, Ulrich van den Berg 68 68, Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 69 67, Magnus A Carlsson (SWE) 70 66, Trevor Fisher Jnr 68 68

137 - Reinier Saxton (NED) 64 73, Peter Karmis 64 73, Divan van den Heever 67 70, Julien Quesne (FRA) 65 72, Joakim Lagergren (SWE) 70 67, Thomas Norret (DEN) 66 71, Theunis Spangenberg 69 68, Chris Swanepoel 68 69, David Drysdale (SCO) 65 72, Jake Roos 69 68, Brandon Stone (AMA) 72 65, Carlos Del Moral (ESP) 65 72, Matthew Nixon (ENG) 70 67, Brandon Pieters 66 71, Ryan Tipping 68 69

138 - Anthony Wall (ENG) 73 65, Jordi Garcia (ESP) 66 72, Hendrik Buhrmann 72 66, Craig Lee (SCO) 64 74, Phillip Archer (ENG) 71 67, Warren Abery 66 72, Jamie Elson (ENG) 63 75

139 - Steven Ferreira 74 65, Doug McGuigan 69 70, Sam Hutsby (ENG) 68 71, Lee Slattery (ENG) 72 67, Alastair Forsyth(SCO) 74 65, Keith Horne 72 67, Sam Little (ENG) 68 71, Anthony Snobeck (FRA) 72 67, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 67 72, Joel Sjoholm (SWE) 65 74, Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 71 68, Roope Kakko (FIN) 71 68, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 66 73, Markus Brier (AUT) 71 68, Darren Fichardt 68 71, Adam Gee (ENG) 69 70, Justin Walters 69 70, Andrew Marshall (ENG) 70 69, Andrew Parr (CAN) 70 69, Bennie van der Merwe 67 72

Missed the cut:

140 - Allan Versfeld 68 72, Peter Lawrie (IRL) 72 68, Charl Schwartzel 72 68, Andy Sullivan (ENG) 67 73, Richard Bland (ENG) 69 71, Merrick Bremner 69 71, James Kamte 73 67, Justin Harding 71 69, TC Charamba (ZIM) 70 70, Teboho Sefatsa 68 72, Simon Wakefield (ENG) 68 72, Callie Swart 67 73, Alessandro Tadini (ITA) 71 69, Andrea Pavan (ITA) 70 70, Wallie Coetsee 66 74, David Hewan 73 67, Tim Sluiter (NED) 72 68

141 - Barry Lane (ENG) 72 69, Joshua Cunliffe 72 69, Garth Mulroy 71 70, Mikael Lundberg(SWE) 69 72, Alex Haindl 69 72, Alan McLean (SCO) 68 73, Ben Mannix (ENG) 69 72, Mark Williams 72 69, Espen Kofstad (NOR) 76 65, Raymond Russell (SCO) 70 71, Des Terblanche 68 73, Ariel Canete (ARG) 70 71, Lasse Jensen(DEN) 72 69, Gregory Havret (FRA) 69 72, Neil Cheetham (ENG) 72 69, Andrew Georgiou 73 68, Dean O'Riley 68 73

142 - Colin Nel 70 72, Peter Gustafsson (SWE) 70 72, Steven O'Hara (SCO) 69 73, Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (FRA) 68 74, Daniel Denison (ENG) 73 69, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (MEX) 70 72, Seve Benson (ENG) 70 72, Daniel Greene 72 70, David Dixon (ENG) 71 71, PH McIntyre 72 70, Scott Strange (ENG) 73 69, Hennie Otto 71 71, Chris Gane (ENG) 70 72, Robert Dinwiddie (ENG) 69 73, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 68 74, Pelle Edberg (SWE) 70 72, Victor Riu (FRA) 73 69, Ricardo Santos (POR) 70 72, Sipho Bujela (AMA) 73 69

143 - Steven Jeppesen (SWE) 75 68, Oliver Wilson (ENG) 72 71, Richard Sterne 72 71, Rich Beem (USA) 70 73, Neil Schietekat 71 72, Vaughn Groenewald 68 75, Agustin Domingo (ESP) 69 74, Simon Thornton (IRL) 73 70, Grant Veenstra 69 74, Niclas Fasth (SWE) 71 72, Peter Hedblom (SWE) 66 77, Andrew Curlewis 75 68, Matthew Carvell 71 72

144 - David Howell (ENG) 74 70, Tjaart van der Walt 73 71, James Kingston 74 70, Martin Maritz 68 76, Jose-Filipe Lima (POR) 73 71, Andre Cruse 70 74, Morne Buys 74 70, Matthew Baldwin (ENG) 74 70, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 75 69, Titch Moore 74 70, Jamie Moul (ENG) 76 68, Darryn Lloyd 75 69, HP Bacher (AUT) 72 72, Taco Remkes (NED) 71 73

145 - Toto Thimba (Jnr) 70 75, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 71 74, Matthew Southgate (ENG) 73 72, Christiaan Basson 71 74, John Parry (ENG) 72 73, Chris Lloyd (ENG) 73 72, Beyers Smith 69 76, Ryan Thompson 74 71, Lindani Ndwandwe 74 71, Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 77 68, Tyrone Ferreira 72 73, Joachim B Hansen (DEN) 73 72

146 - Bradford Vaughan 71 75, Chris Wood (ENG) 71 75, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 68 78, Sam Walker (ENG) 74 72, Kyle Scott 73 73, Michael du Toit 69 77, Ockie Strydom 72 74

147 - Bruce McDonald (ZIM) 75 72, Danie van Tonder 74 73, Knut Borsheim (NOR) 74 73, Martin du Toit 75 72

148 - Omar Sandys 72 76, Johan du Buisson 71 77, Mark Murless 73 75, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 75 73, Jaco Ahlers 77 71, Albert Pistorius 75 73, Alvaro Velasco (ESP) 71 77, Guillaume Cambis (FRA) 70 78

149 - Bernd Ritthammer (GER) 76 73, Louis Moolman 74 75, Thabang Simon 75 74

150 - Drikus van der Walt 78 72, Robert Wiederkehr (SUI) 71 79, Alan Michell 77 73, Kenneth Ferrie (ENG) 75 75

151 - Louis de Jager 74 77

152 - Coenie Stoop 73 79, Alpheus Kelapile 75 77

153 - Tyrone Mordt 76 77, Steve Basson 72 81, Aron Zemmer (ITA) 76 77, Blanche Lamprecht 77 76

154 - Musiwalo Nethunzwi (AMA) 73 81

155 - Prinavin Nelson 78 77, Attie Schwartzel 81 74

160 - Jonathan Raphunga (AMA) 84 76

RTD - Julien Guerrier (FRA) RTD, Benn Barham (ENG) 73 RTD, Maarten Lafeber (NED) 72 RTD, Oliver Bekker 72 RTD, Frederico Colombo (ITA) 79 RTD, Florian Praegant (AUT) 74 RTD, Grant Muller 75 RTD, Lloyd Kennedy (ENG) 73 RTD, Wil Besseling (NED) 71 RTD, Adrien Bernadet (FRA) RTD RTD, Lloyd Saltman (SCO) 74 RTD, Edouard Dubois (FRA) 78 RTD, JG Claassen 71 RTD, Charles-Edouard Russo (FRA) 76 RTD
 

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