Sunshine Tour

Harvey tightens grip on Zimbali lead

2017-09-01 17:40
Jared Harvey (File)
Ballito - Jared Harvey shot a three-under-par in the second round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Zimbali Country Club on Friday to total 11-under for the week and take a massive seven-shot lead into the final round.

He started his round with a healthy five-shot lead over second-placed Jake Roos, Lindani Ndwandwe and Keenan Davidse and continued from where he left off the previous round. Starting on the 10th, Harvey made three birdies on the opening stretch.

With the wind picking up speed rapidly on Friday afternoon, it was always going to be a challenging round for all players but Harvey seemed ready for the challenge.

“I started on 10 today,” he said.

“I knew it was going to be tricky playing 10 and 11; straight into the teeth of that wind and it didn’t disappoint. It was probably the toughest condition I’ve played in in a long time.”

His back nine also proved to be tricky as he made his first bogey in 31 holes for the week on the fourth hole, his 13th. He then made an eagle on the sixth hole, his 15th, but he dropped another shot on his final hole and had to settle for three-under. “I thought the into-the-wind holes were going to be extremely tough,” he admitted, “but I found the down-wind holes just as difficult. Those front pins, it was almost impossible to get near the pin.”

On a mission to get a maiden win on the Sunshine Tour, Harvey said even with the huge gap he has opened up between himself and the second-placed Louis de Jager, he is not one to sit back and defend the score he’s already posted.

“I will try and use the same game plan I had. I will suss out each hole on its merit. I don’t like to back off because I think when I do that I tend to make a few more mistakes than I usually do, so more of the same would be nice,” Harvey said.

De Jager, in second place, played some of the best golf of the day as he made two eagles and two birdies en route to his four-under-par 68 finish. He could have produced an even better round but his progress was frustrated by the two shots he dropped on the fifth and eighth – his 14th and 17th.

“I’m really happy with my score,” De Jager said after his round.

“It was a bit tougher today because most of the par-fours are into the wind. I think the key was taking advantage of the good conditions in the morning and the two eagles definitely helped me, you know.”

Keenan Davidse takes up the third spot on three-under for the week, while Sweden’s Jonathan Agren, Andre Nel and Lindani Ndwandwe share fourth spot on two-under par. Jean Paul Strydom is one-under par and takes up the seventh spot with Greg Bentley, Oliver Bekker, Jake Roos and Christiaan Basson all level par.

Scores:

133 - Jared Harvey 64 69

140 - Louis de Jager 72 68

141 - Keenan Davidse 69 72

142 - Jonathan Agren 71 71, Andre Nel 71 71, Lindani Ndwandwe 69 73

143 - Jean-Paul Strydom 73 70

144 - Greg Bentley 72 72, Oliver Bekker 70 74, Jake Roos 69 75, Christiaan Basson 71 73

145 - Martin Rohwer 74 71, Lyle Rowe 72 73, Jean Hugo 70 75, Ockie Strydom 70 75

146 - N.J. Arnoldi 71 75, Michael Hollick 74 72, Rourke van der Spuy 75 71, Anthony Michael 76 70, Adilson Da Silva 71 75, Jason Froneman 72 74, Aubrey Beckley 72 74, Doug McGuigan 73 73

147 - Kyle Pilgrim 73 74, Vaughn Groenewald 77 70, Tyrone Ferreira 75 72, Colin Nel 73 74, Damon Stephenson 74 73, Jaco Prinsloo 77 70, Desne Van Den Bergh 72 75, Alex Haindl 74 73, Stuart Smith 72 75

148 - Zack Byrd 76 72, Heinrich Bruiners 78 70, Dongkwan Kim 77 71, Ulrich van den Berg 73 75, Wallie Coetsee 74 74, James Kamte 73 75

149 - Luke Jerling 79 70, Ruan de Smidt 75 74, Jacquin Hess 73 76, Andre De Decker 74 75, MJ Viljoen 74 75, Madalitso Muthiya 72 77, Daniel van Tonder 73 76, Andrew Curlewis 72 77, Neil Schietekat 74 75, Hennie du Plessis 72 77, Michael Palmer 73 76, Chris Cannon 75 74, Antonio Rosado 75 74

Missed the cut:

150 - Steven Ferreira 76 74, Makhetha Mazibuko 79 71, Cody Martin 73 77, JJ Senekal 74 76, Jake Redman 76 74, Tyrone Ryan 71 79, Sipho Bujela 76 74, Combrinck Smit 75 75, Kevin Stone 75 75, Merrick Bremner 74 76

151 - Breyten Meyer 77 74, Andrew van der Knaap 78 73, Matias Calderon 72 79, Jason Viljoen 73 78, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 75 76, Rhys West 74 77, Chris Swanepoel 75 76, Riekus Nortje 72 79

152 - Coert Groenewald 77 75, Stefan Engell Andersen 75 77, Allan Versfeld 76 76

153 - Quintin Wilsnach 76 77, Callum Mowat 77 76, Thanda Mavundla 73 80, Andrew Odoh 78 75, Gert Myburgh 81 72, Mohammad Rauf Mandhu 76 77, Ruan Huysamen 75 78, Musiwalo Nethunzwi 75 78, Warren Abery 72 81, Justin Harding 74 79, Jacques Kruyswijk 72 81

154 - Drikus van der Walt 81 73, Jaco Mouton 73 81, Titch Moore 75 79, Ryan Tipping 76 78

155 - Irvin Mazibuko 80 75, Francois Coetzee 76 79, Herman Loubser 70 85

156 - Bryandrew Roelofsz 76 80, Divan Gerber 75 81, Sean Bradley 78 78, Jeff Inglis 76 80

157 - Matthew Carvell 81 76, Gerard du Plooy 78 79

158 - Michael Green 78 80, Jason Smith 77 81, Danie Van Niekerk 80 78

159 - Mark Williams 80 79, Stephen Ferreira 84 75, Shaun Coetzee 76 83

160 - Cameron Esau 75 85, Theunis Spangenberg 72 88

161 - Omar Sandys 84 77

162 - Teaghan Gauche 82 80, Antonio Costa 82 80

163 - Armandt Scholtz 75 88

164 - Kyle Barker 83 81, Mark Murless 77 87

166 - Mohit Mediratta 82 84, William Weidner 78 88

169 - Willem Lindeque 85 84, PH McIntyre 82 87

WD - Altaaf Bux 89

DSQ - JC Ritchie

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