Sunshine Tour

Bogey-free Bekker leads Sun Sibaya Challenge

2016-10-27 17:17
Oliver Bekker (Gallo Images)

Mount Edgecome - Oliver Bekker carded a bogey-free 10-under-par 62 on Course 2 at Mount Edgecombe Country Club to take a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Sun Sibaya Challenge.  

Bekker’s flawless 62 leaves him on 14-under-par for the R750 000 tournament, and it’s his best-ever round on tour.

“Yeah it’s my best round on tour by two shots. I played really well today and gave myself a lot of chances. I think I missed one green and that was on the edge of the green anyway,” he said.

At 14-under after two rounds at Mount Edgecome’s Course 2, the scoring, despite some inclement weather on day one and 34 degrees Celsius weather on day two, has been extremely low.

“At one stage today I thought 18-under would win the tournament. I did think to myself that we needed to get to 18 or 20-under,” he said.

Bekker performance so far this week comes at a crucial time, as a trip to European Tour’s stage two Qualifying School beckons next week in Spain.

“I haven’t had a great year this year. The win at Sun City was kind of out of the blue. I’ve built a little bit on that and hopefully I can keep on building. I’ve got Tour School next week, so three good weeks in a row would be really good for me.”

Peter Karmis is Bekker’s closest challenger on 13-under after firing a second round 68, while Le Roux Ferreira and Madalitso Muthiya share third place on 11-under.

Scores:

130 - Oliver Bekker 68 62

131 - Peter Karmis 63 68

133 - Le Roux Ferreira 63 70, Madalitso Muthiya 69 64

134 - Makhetha Mazibuko 68 66, Charl Coetzee 67 67, Titch Moore 69 65, Lindani Ndwandwe 68 66, Ulrich van den Berg 67 67

135 - Tyrone Ferreira 71 64, Jared Harvey 67 68, Daniel Greene 68 67

136 - Jonathan Agren 68 68, PH McIntyre 69 67, Tjaart van der Walt 69 67

137 - JJ Senekal 70 67, Brett Liddle 67 70, Stephen Ferreira 65 72, Ryan Tipping 66 71, Heinrich Bruiners 68 69

138 - Martin Rominger 72 66, Thanda Mavundla 68 70, Hennie du Plessis 73 65, Wallie Coetsee 69 69, Adilson Da Silva 71 67, Mark Williams 69 69, Bryce Easton 69 69, Mark Murless 70 68, Antonio Rosado 68 70, Chris Swanepoel 71 67, Rourke van der Spuy 68 70

139 - Jason Froneman 71 68, Russel Franz 67 72, Vaughn Groenewald 70 69, Christiaan Basson 68 71, Justin Harding 69 70, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 73 66, Kevin Rundle 70 69

140 - Tyron McComb 70 70, Andrew Curlewis 72 68, Ockie Strydom 66 74

Missed the cut:-

141 - Bryce Bibby 72 69, CJ du Plessis 68 73, Andrew Georgiou 70 71, Steven Ferreira 72 69, Jeff Inglis 74 67, Bryn Flanagan 74 67, Merrick Bremner 69 72, Jacques Kruyswijk 73 68

142 - Arthur Horne 69 73, Warren Abery 72 70, Matthew Carvell 69 73, Jake Redman 72 70, Ryan Cairns 68 74, Tyrone Mordt 71 71, Danie van Tonder 72 70, Ruan de Smidt 72 70, Allister de Kock 71 71, Anthony Michael 74 68

143 - Jason Diab 73 70, Toto Thimba 71 72, Doug McGuigan 73 70, Michael Hollick 70 73, Wynand Dingle 68 75, Colin Nel 76 67, Zander Lombard 71 72, Brandon Stone 72 71, Callum Mowat 70 73

144 - Stefan Engell Andersen 73 71, Alex Haindl 76 68, Steve Surry 73 71, Neil Schietekat 75 69, Derick Petersen 76 68, Ruan Pretorius 70 74

145 - Greg Bentley 73 72, Neal Herman 77 68, Siphiwe Siphayi 73 72, Divan van den Heever 73 72, MJ Viljoen 73 72, Morne Buys 75 70, Gert Myburgh 72 73

146 - Pieter Kruger 72 74, Alan Michell 73 73, Teaghan Gauche 75 71, Jacquin Hess 75 71

147 - Jeff Hopkins 77 70, Stuart Smith 73 74

148 - Calvin Pearson 73 75, Lyle Rowe 74 74

151 - Allan Versfeld 77 74, Gideon Pienaar 75 76

152 - Grant Muller 77 75

153 - Phillip Ndlovu 75 78

155 - Leorin Pillay 78 77

156 - Mikhail Tewary 73 83

158 - Shane Granger 77 81

159 - Hanko Bothma 81 78

161 - Joe Dludlu 80 81

166 - Kangwine Chiluba 81 85

DSQ - Johan Smit

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