Johannesburg - Titch Moore fired a second round 67 for a 12 under total and take a four stroke lead at the Polokwane Classic, Sunshine Tour event on Friday at Polokwane Golf Club.
After having surgery to repair a tendon in 2011 then struggling to get back to top form, missing five cuts this year and wondering when he will end a win drought stretching back five years, Titch Moore needed a break.
It may not be the biggest title Moore has chased in his career, but it will certainly mean the world to him should he hold on for a victory.
Moore built on his first-round lead with a fast start on Friday, making three birdies and an eagle in his first seven holes.
"The conditions on the front nine were great.
"I got off to a really good start and had it going for a while."
His only bogey came on the short eighth, and he parred the next eight holes before a birdie at 17 and then his adventurous par on 18.
"The wind came up and it swirled quite a bit. On the last hole I had a perfect yardage for my wedge.
"The wind seemed to just switch it a bit.
"I saw a splash and then my ball stayed out. I had a terrible lie and managed to two-putt from there.
"I'll take it and run."