Sunshine Tour

Donaldson leads at Sun City

2013-12-06 20:10
Jamie Donaldson (Gallo Images)

Sun City - Jamie Donaldson seized control at the halfway mark of the 33rd Nedbank Golf Challenge as seven birdies steered him to a second-round 66 and a three-stroke lead at an overcast Gary Player Country Club in the Pilanesburg on Friday.

The next nine players are separated by just one shot, leaving the event well poised for an intriguing third round.

However, his advantage was short-lived, as Donaldson, after a brief stop for breakfast, raced ahead with three birdies in the first four holes of his second round.

For much of the afternoon it appeared that Donaldson would go unchallenged, but it was Moore who emerged from the relative doldrums of an opening-round 71 to mount a charge.

Garcia could only manage a 73 in the afternoon, and finds himself at five under in a group of six players that also features Pretoria's Darren Fichardt (68).

Round two scores from the Nedbank Golf Challenge played at the Gary Player country club in Sun City on Friday.

Scores:
133 - Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 67 66
136 - Ryan Moore (USA) 71 65, Henrik Stenson 69 67
137 - Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 67 70, Martin Kaymer 71 66

138 - DA Points (USA) 71 67, Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 70 68, Charl Schwartzel 68 70
139 - Luke Donald (ENG) 68 71, Darren Fichardt 71 68, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 69 70, SergioGarcia (ESP) 66 73, Peter Uihlein (USA) 70 69, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 67 72
140 - Justin Rose (ENG) 73 67
142 - Joost Luiten (NED) 74 68
143 - Louis Oosthuizen 74 69
144 - David Lynn (ENG) 73 71
145 - Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 73 72
146 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 76 70, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 72 74, Richard Sterne 73 73, Ernie Els 75 71, Branden Grace 75 71, Kevin Streelman (USA) 75 71
147 - Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 71 76, Gary Woodland (USA) 74 73, Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 76 71
148 - Peter Senior (AUS) 80 68
149 - Dawie van der Walt 77 72

 

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