Sunshine Tour

Da Silva holds Sun City lead

2013-07-04 21:00
Adilson da Silva (Gallo Images)

Sun City - Brazilian Adilson da Silva holds the second round lead of the R600 000 Sun City Classic at the Lost City Golf course.

Da Silva kicked off his round on a morning when scoring was difficult for everyone and carded a two-under-par 70 to move into a two stroke lead.

In the valley where the Lost City Golf Course is situated, the winds swirled just enough to make birdies an endangered species as some of the first-round contenders slid down the leaderboard, leaving Da Silva two strokes clear of Vaughn Groenewald and another one ahead of overnight leader, Jake Roos.

"There was a bit of a wind in the early morning," said Da Silva,

"Also on some of the fairways, the ball was picking up a bit of mud.

"I had about three or four of those, and I just had no control over them."

But Da Silva being Da Silva, he worked his way around it.

"I managed to just keep it in play and I holed a couple of putts on my back nine," he said,

"So in the end, it was a good day."

He came close to winning when he was pipped at the post by Jacques Blaauw last week, and his consistency has put him in position to have another shot at victory this week.

"If I can just play as well as I did in the first round, I’ve got a chance," he said.

154 - Dayne Moore (ZAM) 81 73

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