"It was even more frustrating today because I hit two or three very nice long putts and that's the hard part. On 10, I missed a putt from one-and-a-half feet. If I'd tapped it with one-hand I probably would have made it."
A missed cut last year when he was defending his title has added a steely air of determination to Schwartzel and a phenomenal run at the end of 2012 means he is playing with a lot of confidence.
128 - Trevor Fisher 66-62, Richard Sterne 63-65
131 - George Coetzee 67-64
133 - Felipe Aguilar (CHI) 67-66, Keith Horne 67-66, Charl Schwartzel 68-65
134 - Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 68-66, Jose Manuel Lara (ESP) 69-65, Peter Uihlein (USA) 65-69, Jaco van Zyl 66-68
135 - Dean Burmester 67-68, MJ Daffue 65-70, David Drysdale (SCO) 68-67, Bryce Easton 65-70, Richard Finch (ENG) 67-68, Lorenzo Gagli (ITA) 67-68, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 63-72, Tyrone Mordt 65-70, Ricardo Santos (POR) 70-65