Sunshine Tour

Brooks retains NMC lead

2013-12-14 09:51
Daniel Brooks (Gallo Images)
Durban - Daniel Brooks of England carded his second successive bogey-free round on Saturday as he completed the second round of the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa in six-under-par 64.

The €1-million tournament co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour at Mount Edgecombe Country Club has been hit by rain delays, and has been shortened to 54 holes with the final round scheduled to start on Saturday morning immediately after the delayed second round was completed.

“It was quite nice going out there today and hitting a few nice shots early on and getting a bit of confidence going,” he said. “I holed a couple of nice putts again, so hopefully we’ll carry that on this afternoon.”

Brooks was the first-round leader after he carded an eight-under-par 62 on a course reduced to a par of 70 instead of its normal 71, with 293-metre (320-yard) par-four fifth converted into a 130-metre (142-yard) par-three because the fairway was so waterlogged.

He held a three-stroke edge over Spaniard Jorge Campillo, who signed for a sensational 11-under-par 59 on Friday, Matthew Baldwin of England and South African Dawie van der Walt, who won the Tshwane Open in February and is pushing for his second European Tour title. Oliver Bekker and Branden Grace are four strokes off Brooks’ lead on 10-under-par in a share of fifth place.

Brooks knows he will be chased as he goes in search of a maiden professional victory - indeed, a first finish inside the top 10 on the European Tour. “It will be good fun,” he said. “I haven’t been in this position before, so I’ll take whatever happens, because it’s all a learning curve.”
 
Scores (RSA unless specified):

126 - Daniel Brooks (ENG) 62 64

129 - Jorge Campillo (ESP) 70 59, Matthew Baldwin (ENG) 67 62, Dawie Van der Walt 67 62

130 - Oliver Bekker 64 66, Branden Grace 64 66

131 - Romain Wattel (FRA) 64 67

132 - David Higgins (IRL) 68 64, Jacques Blaauw 68 64

133 - Adrien Saddier (FRA) 66 67, Francois Calmels (FRA) 63 70, Fredrik Andersson Hed (SWE) 68 65, Titch Moore 69 64

134 - Michael Hoey (NIR) 65 69, Tjaart van der Walt 67 67, Matthew Carvell 67 67, Jaco Ahlers 66 68, Jbe' Kruger 67 67, Merrick Bremner 68 66, Jose-Filipe Lima (POR) 70 64

135 - Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 67 68, Joel Sjoholm (SWE) 65 70, Alastair Forsyth (SCO) 68 67, Edouard Dubois (FRA) 64 71, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 68 67, Charl Coetzee 67 68, John Hahn (USA) 69 66

136 - Oliver Fisher (ENG) 70 66, Colin Nel 77 59, Bjorn Akesson (SWE) 69 67, Keith Horne 69 67, Byeong-hun An (KOR) 67 69, Darren Fichardt 66 70, Phillip Archer (ENG) 67 69, Jens Dantorp (SWE) 69 67, Carlos Del Moral (ESP) 69 67, Victor Riu (FRA) 66 70, Shiv Kapur (IND) 71 65

137 - Oliver Wilson (ENG) 70 67, Julien Guerrier (FRA) 68 69, James Kamte 70 67, Estanislao Goya (ARG) 66 71, Brandon Stone 68 69, Gary Stal (FRA) 70 67, Lyle Rowe 71 66, Jeppe Huldahl (DEN) 72 65, Anthony Wall (ENG) 71 66, Keenan Davidse 67 70

138 - Duncan Stewart (SCO) 68 70, Matthew Nixon (ENG) 69 69, Andrew McArthur (SCO) 66 72, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 73 65, Soren Hansen (DEN) 71 67, Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 68 70, Bradford Vaughan 67 71, Jens Fahrbring (SWE) 68 70, Chris Hanson (ENG) 72 66, James Kingston 67 71, Daniel Im (USA) 70 68, Jake Roos 68 70

139 - Niklas Lemke (SWE) 73 66, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 73 66, Simon Wakefield (ENG) 70 69, Christiaan Basson 68 71, Alex Haindl 68 71, Jaco Van Zyl 74 65, Garth Mulroy 69 70, Robert Rock (ENG) 72 67, Pablo Martin Benavides (ESP) 70 69, Lee Slattery (ENG) 73 66, Stuart Manley (WAL) 71 68, Vaughn Groenewald 68 71, Damien McGrane (IRL) 71 68, Thomas Aiken 70 69, Dean Burmester 70 69

Missed the cut:

140 - PH McIntyre 70 70, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 67 73, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 71 69, Peter Hedblom (SWE) 70 70, Peter Whiteford (SCO) 70 70, Richard Finch (ENG) 71 69, Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR) 70 70, Andrew Georgiou 68 72, Theunis Spangenberg 68 72, Neil Schietekat 71 69, Warren Abery 76 64, Simon Thornton (IRL) 69 71, Ruan de Smidt 73 67

141 - JJ Senekal 74 67, Michael Hollick 73 68, Jared Harvey 71 70, Shaun Norris 71 70, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 65 76, Edouard Espana (FRA) 70 71, George Coetzee 68 73, Haydn Porteous 71 70, Espen Kofstad (NOR) 74 67

142 - Oscar Stark (SWE) 73 69, Thriston Lawrence (AMA) 72 70, Brinson Paolini (USA) 76 66, Anthony Michael 71 71, Andrew Curlewis 74 68, Grant Muller 72 70, Sam Little (ENG) 70 72, Ockie Strydom 70 72, Jean Hugo 74 68

143 - Jack Doherty (SCO) 74 69, Allan Versfeld 72 71, Thomas Norret (DEN) 73 70, Jamie McLeary (SCO) 69 74, Justin Walters 72 71, Louis de Jager 73 70, Johan du Buisson 73 70, Chris Paisley (ENG) 68 75

144 - Kevin Phelan (IRL) 74 70, Andreas Harto (DEN) 72 72, Mathias Gronberg (SWE) 73 71, Ulrich van den Berg 72 72, Bryce Easton 72 72

145 - Graham van der Merwe 71 74, Danie van Tonder 72 73, Bernd Ritthammer (GER) 77 68, Alpheus Kelapile 77 68, Peter Karmis 72 73, John Bele 72 73

146 - Ryan Tipping 71 75, Clifford Howes 72 74, Heinrich Bruiners 71 75

147 - Brandon Pieters 79 68, Scott Henry (SCO) 72 75, Le Roux Ferreira 75 72, Dylan Frittelli 74 73, Chris Swanepoel 72 75, Louis Taylor (AMA) 70 77, Thabo Maseko 75 72

148 - Makgetha Mazibuko 72 76, Drikus Bruyns 71 77

149 - Riekus Nortje 78 71, Tyrone Mordt 74 75, Daniel Greene 78 71

150 - JG Claassen 76 74, Steven Tiley (ENG) 80 70, Sam Walker (ENG) 79 71

151 - Joshua Cunliffe 78 73, Ben Evans (ENG) 73 78, Dominic Foos (GER) (AMA) 79 72

159 - Mark Williams 78 81

WDN - Teboho Sefatsa 79 WDN, Adam Gee (ENG) 78 WDN

RTD - David Drysdale (SCO) 70 RTD, Doug McGuigan 75 RTD, Desvonde Botes 72 RTD, Tyrone Ferreira 71 RTD
DSQ - Gary Lockerbie (ENG) DSQ DSQ, Jose Manuel Lara (ESP) 71 DSQ, Justin Harding 69 DSQ


Spain's Jorge Campillo and South Africa's Colin Nel (Supplied)

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