Open Championship

SA's Schwartzel in hunt at Open

2016-07-16 07:50
Charl Schwartzel (AP)

Cape Town - A brilliant five-under par 66 on Friday has put South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel in the hunt at the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.

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The 2011 Masters winner shot a one over par 72 in Thursday’s opening round but went on a birdie surge in treacherous conditions in Friday’s second round.

Schwartzel is tied for sixth position, six shots behind leader Phil Mickelson from America, who is 10 under par, having shot a record equalling major tally of 63 in Thursday's first round.

Mickelson had a birdie putt on the 18th hole on Thursday to set the lowest ever score in a major championship, but had to watch in despair as his putt lipped out. He shot a two under par 69 on Friday to lead Sweden's Henrik Stenson by one shot.

The other South Africans who made the cut are Richard Sterne (tied for 27th, even par), Branden Grace (tied for 50th, +2), Zander Lombard (tied for 58th, +3) and Haydn Porteous (tied for 67th, +4).

Ernie Els and George Coetzee (+5) missed the cut by one shot, while Brandon Stone (+9) and Louis Oosthuizen (+12) also missed out.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, was in contention after shooting a level par 71 on Thursday, but a disastrous 83 on Friday saw him finish last of the South African contingent.  

Collated second round scores in the British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club, Scotland (GBR&IRL unless stated, par 71): (a) denotes amateurs)

132 - Phil Mickelson (USA) 63-69

133 - Henrik Stenson (SWE) 68-65

135 - Keegan Bradley (USA) 67-68, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 67-68

137 - Zach Johnson (USA) 67-70

138 - Andrew Johnston 69-69, Tony Finau (USA) 67-71, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 72-66, Bill Haas (USA) 68-70, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 68-70

139 - Kevin Na (USA) 70-69, Martin Kaymer (GER) 66-73, Matt Kuchar (USA) 71-68, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 68-71

140 - Dustin Johnson (USA) 71-69, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69-71, Rory McIlroy 69-71, J.B. Holmes (USA) 70-70, Byeong-Hun An (KOR) 70-70, Jim Herman (USA) 70-70, Patrick Reed (USA) 66-74

141 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 69-72, K.T. Kim (KOR) 70-71, Tyrrell Hatton 70-71, Rickie Fowler (USA) 69-72, Anirban Lahiri (IND) 69-72

142 - Steve Stricker (USA) 67-75, Matt Jones (AUS) 69-73, Alex Noren (SWE) 70-72, Jason Dufner (USA) 71-71, Adam Scott (AUS) 69-73, Gary Woodland (USA) 69-73, Matthew Southgate 71-71, Webb Simpson (USA) 70-72, Yuta Ikeda (JPN) 68-74, Jamie Donaldson 69-73, Kevin Kisner (USA) 70-72, Russell Knox 72-70, Richard Sterne (RSA) 68-74, Padraig Harrington 70-72

143 - Jason Day (AUS) 73-70, Harold Varner III (USA) 71-72, Mark O'Meara (USA) 71-72, Andrew Sullivan 67-76, Marc Leishman (AUS) 74-69, Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 71-72, Greg Chalmers (AUS) 72-71, Darren Clarke 71-72, Ryan Moore (USA) 70-73

144 Charley Hoffman (USA) 71-73, David Howell 74-70, Branden Grace (RSA) 70-74, Justin Thomas (USA) 67-77, Scott Hend (AUS) 71-73, Daniel Summerhays (USA) 71-73, Lee Westwood 71-73, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 68-76

145 - Marco Dawson (USA) 72-73, Ryan Palmer (USA) 72-73, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 72-73, Zander Lombard (RSA) 69-76, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 71-74, Justin Rose 68-77, Jon Rahm (ESP) 74-71, Luke Donald 73-72, Soomin Lee (KOR) 68-77

146 - Graeme McDowell 75-71, Haydn Porteous (RSA) 70-76, Colin Montgomerie 71-75, Bubba Watson (USA) 70-76, Danny Willett 71-75, Kevin Chappell (USA) 71-75, Harris English (USA) 73-73, Jim Furyk (USA) 74-72, Kodai Ichihara (JPN) 69-77, Ryan Evans 71-75, Paul Lawrie 72-74, Patton Kizzire (USA) 76-70, James Hahn (USA) 74-72, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 73-73, Jordan Spieth (USA) 71-75

Missed Cut:

147 - Richie Ramsay 73-74, Rod Pampling (AUS) 72-75, Ernie Els (RSA) 71-76, William McGirt (USA) 75-72, George Coetzee (RSA) 75-72, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 72-75, Robert Streb (USA) 74-73

148 - Chris Kirk (USA) 72-76, Steven Alker (NZL) 73-75, Nathan Holman (AUS) 72-76, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 70-78, Smylie Kaufman (USA) 72-76, David Lingmerth (SWE) 73-75, Todd Hamilton (USA) 75-73, Vijay Singh (FIJ) 69-79, Justin Leonard (USA) 70-78, Shugo Imahira (JPN) 68-80, Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 73-75, Jordan Niebrugge (USA) 72-76

149 - Ross Fisher 71-78, Colt Knost (USA) 74-75, Joost Luiten (NED) 75-74, Callum Shinkwin 73-76, Sang-hee Lee (KOR) 73-76, Anthony Wall 76-73, Brendan Steele (USA) 73-76, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 75-74, Tommy Fleetwood 73-76

150 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 72-78, Brian Gay (USA) 76-74, Clement Sordet (FRA) 75-75, Nick Cullen (AUS) 74-76, Fabian Gomez (ARG) 76-74, John Daly (USA) 75-75, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 71-79, Robert Rock 71-79, Russell Henley (USA) 73-77, Shane Lowry 78-72, Jeunghun Wang (KOR) 75-75, Dave Coupland 72-78, Yusaku Miyazato (JPN) 77-73

151 - Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 72-79, Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 77-74, Brandon Stone (RSA) 73-78, Paul Casey 77-74, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 74-77, Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 72-79, Scott Gregory (a) 78-73

152 - Phachara Khongwatmai (THA) 71-81, Yosuke Tsukada (JPN) 74-78, James Heath 75-77, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72-80, Scott Fernandez (ESP) 72-80, Billy Horschel (USA) 67-85, Jack Senior 79-73, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 74-78

153 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 76-77, Seung-Yul Noh (KOR) 75-78, Marc Warren 77-76, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 78-75, Matthew Fitzpatrick 73-80

154 - Paul Howard 73-81, Stefano Mazzoli (a) (ITA) 76-78, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 71-83, James Morrison 76-78

155 - Danny Lee (NZL) 78-77, Paul Dunne 77-78, Jamie Lovemark (USA) 74-81

157 - Steven Bowditch (AUS) 79-78

158 - Scott Piercy (USA) 77-81

159 - Oskar Arvidsson (SWE) 75-84

160 - Ben Curtis (USA) 77-83

163 - Sandy Lyle 85-78



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