Sunshine Tour

Hugo closes in on record win

2015-08-21 20:20
Jean Hugo (File)

Margate - Jean Hugo took a step closer to winning a record 10th title on the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung when he moved four shots clear of the competition at San Lameer Country Club on Friday, according to the Sunshine Tour website.

“I’ve played well on this series and it’s always nice to contend, so we’ll see what happens. It will take a very good round for the other guys to catch me, so I’ll just have to do my own thing. All you can worry about is your own game and play the course in front of you,” he said.

The 39-year-old shot 69 for the second round and was eight-under-par ahead of a cut to the leading 40 players and those tied on the number. Chasing him down were Adilson da Silva and Erik van Rooyen, both of whom were second on four-under-par.

“You watch the scoreboard and see what the general idea is,” said Hugo.

“You try to see if the guys are struggling or going forward. I knuckled down on the back nine and knew it would be tough in the breeze.

“I would have taken 69 this morning, so I’m satisfied. I played the difficult holes well and I think that’s the key - no big numbers and you’ll be fine. I’ll have to concentrate a bit harder tomorrow, but a four-shot lead is good.”

The Peter Matkovich-designed course has plenty of water hazards and keeping the ball in play is crucial. Hugo kept his cool and watched the leaderboards for signs of danger as he carved out his lead.

“They’ve got spectacular holes here, some really good par threes. I tried to attack today and it wasn’t that easy, but I played well after I made a birdie at the fourth, which is a tough par three.

“A lot of the holes are risk and reward, so you have to pick your shots and see what you’re up to each time. I was happy to birdie 18, it’s always nice to finish like that,” he said.

The 16-time Sunshine Tour winner is accustomed to leading and has given himself a firm chance to win for the 10th time on the Vodacom Origins of Golf series.

Van Rooyen co-led on eight-under after his first nine, but suffered a two-shot penalty after moving a signage board and it set him off course.

Da Silva is arguably the most consistent golfer on the Sunshine Tour and on Friday he shot 67, the low round of a day in which only six players managed to break 70.

SCORES (RSA unless otherwise specified):

136 - Jean Hugo 67 69

140 - Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 73 67, Erik van Rooyen 68 72

141 - Andrew Curlewis 67 74, Christiaan Basson 70 71, Jaco Prinsloo 70 71

142 - Chris Swanepoel 72 70, Peter Karmis 70 72, Keenan Davidse 73 69, JC Ritchie 71 71, Ruan de Smidt 71 71, Jacques Blaauw 70 72

143 - Ulrich van den Berg 75 68, Allan Versfeld 70 73, Titch Moore 72 71, Wallie Coetsee 72 71, Desvonde Botes 69 74, Derick Petersen 74 69, Warren Abery 72 71, Shaun Smith 68 75, Shaun Norris 71 72

144 - Neil Cheetham (ENG) 74 70, Neil Schietekat 69 75, Ryan Tipping 71 73, Werner van Niekerk 71 73, Greg Bentley (ZIM) 73 71, Roberto Lupini 71 73, Grant Muller 71 73, Ockie Strydom 69 75, Keith Horne 71 73, Michael Hollick 71 73, Jared Harvey 70 74, Divan Gerber 76 68

145 - Justin Turner 75 70, Mark Murless 73 72, Tyrone Mordt 72 73, Justin Harding 72 73, Thanda Mavundla 74 71, Bryce Bibby 75 70

146 - Maritz Wessels 71 75, Gert Myburgh 75 71, Grant Veenstra 73 73, Le Roux Ferreira 74 72, Toto Thimba (Jnr) 73 73, Mark Williams (ZIM) 74 72, Steven Ferreira 73 73, Tyrone Ryan 75 71, Tyrone Ferreira 70 76, Vaughn Groenewald 73 73, Dongkwan Kim (KOR) 71 75

Missed the cut:

147 - Morne Buys 73 74, Gary Thompson (ZIM) 74 73, Eddie Taylor 74 73, Bradford Vaughan 76 71, JJ Senekal 75 72, Francesco Laporta (ITA) 77 70

148 - Michael Scholz 73 75, Colin Nel 73 75, Andrew Georgiou (CYP) 74 74, Wayne De Haas 72 76, Daniel Greene 73 75, Drikus van der Walt 72 76, Hennie du Plessis 74 74, Lyle Rowe 75 73, Calvin Caldeira 72 76

149 - Dwayne Basson 78 71, Divan van den Heever 72 77, Theunis Spangenberg 77 72, Anthony Michael 77 72, Jaco Ahlers 74 75, Antonio Rosado (POR) 75 74, Jacques Kruyswijk 74 75, Lindani Ndwandwe 76 73, Louis Calitz 72 77

150 - Rhys West 79 71, Dean Burmester 78 72, Russel Franz 75 75, Daniel Hammond 70 80, Drikus Bruyns 72 78, Stuart Smith (BOT) 76 74, Jake Redman 75 75, Doug McGuigan 73 77, Louis de Jager 74 76, Charl Coetzee 72 78, Juan Langeveld 73 77

151 - Kevin Rundle 76 75, Callie Swart 74 77, Bryce Easton 75 76, Heinrich Bruiners 76 75, Callum Mowat 73 78, Derik Ferreira 78 73

152 - Pieter Moolman 79 73, PH McIntyre 75 77

153 - MJ Viljoen 73 80, Otto van Greunen 78 75, Zander Lombard 77 76, Allister de Kock 75 78, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 78 75, Etienne Bond 75 78, Breyten Meyer 81 72

154 - Tyron Roelofsz 79 75, Dayne Moore (ZAM) 76 78, Makhetha Mazibuko 78 76

155 - Rourke van der Spuy 79 76

156 - Lean Boezaart 84 72, Francois Coetzee 85 71

157 - Ruan Huysamen (NAM) 81 76

158 - Trevor Mahoney 82 76, Jacquin Hess 77 81

159 - CJ du Plessis 88 71

161 - Burger Heckroodt 83 78, Shaun Coetzee 83 78, Andrew McLardy 79 82

162 - Coert Groenewald 82 80

164 - Craig Lewthwaite 80 84

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