Sunshine Tour

Kruyswijk the man to catch at Royal Cape

2016-11-26 17:46
Jacques Kruyswijk (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Jacques Kruyswijk maintained his lead at the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open presented by Sun International when he signed for four-under-par 68 in the third round at the Royal Cape Golf Club.

Kruyswijk made seven birdies to take his total to an impressive 15-under-par, to lead second-placed Justin Harding by three shots, while opening a four shot lead of third-placed Jbe’ Kruger.

“I’m pretty pleased with my performance today. At the turn I handled myself; the wind was up today so it was not really easy. So, I feel really good, you know. I have been working really hard to be in this position,” he said.

Despite double-bogeying the par-four third and dropping the 18th hole, Kruyswijk showed brilliant composure to ward off the competition that was hot on his heels.

“I made a stupid double on the third hole and it cost me, and to bounce back from that stupid mistake on the fourth was a huge confidence boost for me and from there I made a nice couple of birdies and I am pleased with that,” Kruyswijk said.

Second behind him was Justin Harding whose four-under-par took his total to 12-under on a windy afternoon in Cape Town.

“It was a tough day. I think the scoring suggests it. It was obviously a little bit better in the morning; the wind didn’t quite get up as it did this afternoon. It feels like I could have shaved a lot of shots off the card, and at the same sense, you hit a couple of bad shots and you can certainly add a couple on to it. So, I was quite happy with how I managed the tougher holes on the course,” Harding said of his afternoon.

Then Jbe’ Kruger took up third spot in a bid to try and improve a season where he has not been at his very best. With two top-10 finishes in 10 events played this season, Kruger admits he has not been hitting it well but has faith that a turn-around in his fortune might be closer.

Tied at 10-under-par is Andre de Decker who signed for a bogey-free round and defending champion Brandon Stone, who recovered from a double-bogey at the turn to slot home an eagle on the par-five 11th hole.

Third round scores:

201 - Jacques Kruyswijk 67 66 68

204 - Justin Harding 68 68 68

205 - Jbe' Kruger 70 68 67

206 - Andre de Decker 70 70 66, Brandon Stone 66 70 70

207 - Mark Williams 70 67 70

208 - Dean Burmester 70 71 67, Andrew Georgiou 71 70 67, Zander Lombard 69 72 67, Jaco Ahlers 68 72 68, Tjaart van der Walt 69 70 69

209 - Peter Karmis 71 69 69, Jacques Blaauw 70 69 70, Neil Schietekat 71 68 70, Michael Palmer 63 74 72

210 - JJ Senekal 73 72 65, Morten Orum Madsen 71 72 67, Oliver Bekker 69 73 68, Makhetha Mazibuko 70 71 69, Heath Slocum 70 70 70, JC Ritchie 71 69 70

211 - Warren Abery 70 74 67, Madalitso Muthiya 71 73 67, Jeff Inglis 74 69 68, Jean-Paul Strydom 70 73 68, Mark Murless 70 71 70, Anthony Michael 68 70 73, Louis de Jager 69 68 74

212 - Hennie Otto 70 75 67, Steven Ferreira 69 75 68, Titch Moore 69 74 69, Dylan Frittelli 69 73 70, Drikus Bruyns 70 71 71, James Kamte 69 71 72, Jake Roos 74 66 72, Werner van Niekerk 71 68 73, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 67 70 75

213 - Morne Buys 71 74 68, Rhys Enoch 73 72 68, Rhys West 73 70 70, Jake Redman 71 70 72, Wynand Dingle 68 71 74

214 - Doug McGuigan 72 73 69, Ulrich van den Berg 73 71 70, Jared Harvey 71 73 70, Le Roux Ferreira 71 72 71, Bryce Easton 68 74 72, Wallie Coetsee 69 73 72

215 - Theunis Spangenberg 76 67 72, Keenan Davidse 74 69 72, Ryan Cairns 68 75 72, Danie van Tonder 75 67 73, Teaghan Gauche 69 72 74, Tristen Strydom 70 71 74

216 - Matthew Carvell 67 77 72, Ryan Tipping 68 71 77

218 - Daniel Greene 69 76 73, Grant Veenstra 72 73 73, Vaughn Groenewald 72 72 74, Kevin Rundle 73 71 74

219 - Callum Mowat 70 73 76, Ross McGowan 72 70 77

220 - Lindani Ndwandwe 69 76 75

222 - Bradford Vaughan 72 73 77, Heinrich Bruiners 72 72 78

Missed the cut:

146 - Russel Franz 72 74, Jacquin Hess 72 74, Jaco Prinsloo 72 74, Hennie du Plessis 75 71, Allan Versfeld 72 74, Mikhail Tewary 72 74, Stefan Engell Andersen 73 73, Rourke van der Spuy 71 75, Gert Myburgh 75 71, Toby Tree 68 78, Bryn Flanagan 70 76, Teboho Sefatsa 72 74, Tyrone Mordt 75 71, Jack Harrison 70 76

147 - Toto Thimba 73 74, Scott Vincent 72 75, Ruan Pretorius 73 74, Neil Cheetham 74 73, James Wade 75 72, Stuart Smith 72 75, Steve Surry 73 74, Merrick Bremner 75 72, Chris Swanepoel 70 77, CJ du Plessis 75 72, Pieter Kruger 74 73

148 - Dale Brandt-Richards 74 74, Antonio Rosado 71 77, PH McIntyre 74 74, Ockie Strydom 73 75, Jonathan Agren 74 74, Andrew Odoh 73 75, Irvin Mazibuko 74 74, Sean Bradley 71 77, Tyrone Ferreira 72 76, Alexander Pitty 74 74, Alan Michell 74 74

149 - Arthur Horne 77 72, Dwayne Basson 76 73, Jason King 73 76, Francesco Laporta 73 76, Michael Hollick 74 75, Erik van Rooyen 77 72, Bryce Bibby 74 75, Gregg Upton 75 74, Wayne Bradley 73 76, Lyle Rowe 73 76, Colin Nel 74 75, Omar Sandys 71 78, Mike Michell 69 80, Trevor Mahoney 71 78

150 - Tyron McComb 75 75, Breyten Meyer 74 76, Clayton Bridges 76 74, Jeff Hopkins 72 78, Divan van den Heever 74 76, Charl Coetzee 72 78

151 - Christiaan Basson 75 76, Ruan de Smidt 72 79, Andrew Curlewis 75 76

152 - Keagan Beyer 72 80, Gideon Pienaar 78 74, Andre Cruse 77 75, Jason Froneman 77 75, Gerrit Foster 73 79

153 - Robert Wiederkehr 79 74, Ryan Bernard 76 77, Stephen Ferreira 79 74, Greg Bentley 75 78, Roy Da Costa 78 75, Jason Viljoen 77 76, Tyrone Ryan 78 75

154 - Mohammad Rauf Mandhu 75 79, Martin Rominger 76 78, Ganeev Giddie 77 77, Derick Petersen 77 77

155 - Mervyn Galant 73 82, Allister de Kock 76 79

156 - Ben Fouchee 81 75, Brett Liddle 75 81, Neal Herman 75 81

157 - Kayyam Rauf Mandhu 77 80, MJ Viljoen 76 81, Neil Whitehorn 75 82

158 - Jack Kutumane 79 79

160 - De Waal Botha 76 84

161 - Edwin Kutara 81 80, Callie Swart 82 79, Johan Engelbrecht 80 81

162 - Conor Thornton 83 79

166 - JP Laubscher 82 84

172 - Shane Granger 85 87

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