Sunshine Tour

Curlewis leads in Langebaan

2015-06-06 09:00
Andrew Curlewis (Gallo Images)

Langebaan - Andrew Curlewis nearly withdrew from the Vodacom Origins of Golf due to illness, so he was pleasantly surprised when he shot 66 on Friday to share the second-round lead with Englishman Henry Featherstone.

Justin Harding carded 34 on either side of the turn at Langebaan Country Estate to move within one shot of the lead.

“I’m just getting over some flu at the moment, so today was a little unexpected. It was quite a grind out there, but I managed to make a few greens and some putts dropped,” Curlewis said.

The three-time Sunshine Tour winner went around Langebaan Country Estate in six-under-par.

“Yesterday it was blowing a gale, but today was a perfect morning,” said Curlewis. “It gives you a few more scoring chances out there. I’m playing nicely and only made three bogeys, so it was a good time to get going.”

Coastal golf is a rare treat for the 31-year-old, who grew up in the seaside town of Margate. He was able to handle the wind better than most during round one and then took advantage of the easier conditions and shot 66 a day later.

“It does help having played in this before. You have to stay calm and try to make relaxed swings. There are lots of risk and reward holes and all-around it’s a top-class golf course, so it was nice to take advantage a couple of times today,” he said.

The R650 000 tournament is the first of six in the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung, which has a new format that separates the pro-am from the main event.

“It’s a nice format and the pro-am is a lot more social. It changed this year and I think it’s for the better. This is a brilliant series and Vodacom have been good to us. Long may it continue,” said Curlewis.

SCORES (RSA unless otherwise specified):

139 - Andrew Curlewis 73 66, Henry Featherstone (ENG) 73 66

140 - Justin Harding 72 68, Le Roux Ferreira 69 71, Derik Ferreira 70 70

141 - Jaco Prinsloo 73 68, Titch Moore 74 67, Ulrich van den Berg 72 69, Andrew Georgiou 69 72, Madalitso Muthiya (ZAM) 70 71

142 - Tyrone Ryan 70 72, Wallie Coetsee 75 67, Callum Mowat 72 70, Drikus Bruyns 74 68, Jacques Kruyswijk 73 69, Theunis Spangenberg 75 67, Vaughn Groenewald 73 69, Lyle Rowe 71 71, Ruan de Smidt 76 66

143 - Roberto Lupini 71 72, Christiaan Basson 74 69, Rhys West 73 70, Charl Coetzee 77 66, Neil Schietekat 76 67, Mark Williams (ZIM) 73 70

144 - Gert Myburgh 74 70, Erik van Rooyen 71 73, Breyten Meyer 74 70, Divan Gerber 78 66, Chris Swanepoel 72 72, CJ du Plessis 74 70, Jake Redman 76 68, Desvonde Botes 73 71, Andrew McLardy 71 73, Maritz Wessels 76 68

145 - Allister de Kock 75 70, Morne Buys 71 74, Grant Veenstra 73 72, Johan du Buisson 72 73, Hennie du Plessis 73 72, Keenan Davidse 72 73, Allan Versfeld 75 70, Calvin Caldeira 75 70, JeanPaul Strydom 74 71

Missed the cut:

146 - Eddie Taylor 76 70, Jean Hugo 75 71, PH McIntyre 76 70, Ockie Strydom 73 73, Doug McGuigan 75 71, Lean Boezaart 73 73, Tyron Roelofsz 73 73

147 - Louis Calitz 73 74, Adrian Ford 74 73, Trevor Mahoney 75 72, Justin Turner 75 72, Toto Thimba (Jnr) 76 71, Louis de Jager 78 69, Peter Karmis 74 73, Heinrich Bruiners 75 72

148 - Dayne Moore (ZAM) 78 70, Shaun Norris 80 68, Kevin Rundle 76 72, Alan Michell 80 68, Otto van Greunen 76 72

149 - Russel Franz 74 75, Keith Horne 75 74, Steven Ferreira 76 73, Werner van Niekerk 80 69, Lindani Ndwandwe 77 72, Bradford Vaughan 79 70, Shaun Smith 77 72, Tyrone Ferreira 77 72, JJ Senekal 77 72, Dwayne Basson 76 73

150 - Makhetha Mazibuko 77 73, Pieter Moolman 75 75, Colin Nel 73 77, Thanda Mavundla 80 70, Anthony Michael 82 68, Rourke van der Spuy 76 74, Andrew Light 73 77, Gavin Vorster 75 75, MJ Viljoen 81 69, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 79 71, JC Ritchie 78 72, Daniel Hammond 73 77

151 - Bennie van der Merwe 77 74, Grant Muller 75 76, Neil Cheetham (ENG) 80 71, Matthew Carvell 76 75, Ryan Tipping 82 69, Etienne Bond 80 71, Nico Els 79 72

152 - Bryce Bibby 75 77, Dongkwan Kim (KOR) 78 74, Drikus van der Walt 77 75

153 - Glen de Waal (NAM) 82 71, James Kamte 76 77, Jeff Inglis (ENG) 73 80, Juan Langeveld 79 74

155 - Teboho Sefatsa 83 72, Greg Bentley (ZIM) 81 74, Coert Groenewald 77 78, Burger Heckroodt 80 75

156 - Francois Coetzee 83 73, Wynand Dingle 83 73, Mark Murless 79 77

158 - Jacquin Hess 81 77

159 - Stuart Smith (BOT) 80 79

161 - Alex Gaugert (USA) 88 73

164 - Ben Fouchee 86 78, Derick Petersen 91 73

165 - JP Laubscher 85 80

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