Sunshine Tour

Sullivan takes SA Open lead

2015-01-09 18:52
Andy Sullivan. (File, AP)

Johannesburg - Englishman Andy Sullivan took a single stroke lead after shooting a 70 in the second round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club on Friday.

But he will be feeling the heat with Charl Schwartzel just one shot behind in second place after the 2011 Masters winner hit a 69, starting his round with consecutive bogeys but finishing birdie, eagle, birdie for a two-round total of 137.

Schwartzel is the highest profile South African golfer to have never won the country's top professional prize in a tournament first played more than a century ago.

Little errant drives

But the sentimental favourite Ernie Els, who was just one off the overnight leaders after a first round 67, fell dramatically back after a five over-par 77 which included two triple bogeys. He did make the cut, however.

Sullivan, who carded an opening day 66, said he felt he might have been able to post a better score but dropped shots after finding the thick rough off the tee.

"I thought it was going to be a really good knock on the front nine, but a few little errant drives meant the rough got its payback on me today," he told reporters.

Joint overnight leader Jbe Kruger slumped after a round of 80. Denmark's Lasse Jensen and South Africans Colin Nel and JJ Senekal are tied in third place, two strokes off the lead.

Scores after the second round:

136 - Andy Sullivan (ENG) 66 70

137 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 68 69

138 - Lasse Jensen(DEN) 67 71, Colin Nel (RSA) 68 70, JJ Senekal (RSA) 71 67

139 - Pablo Martin Benavides (ESP) 71 68, Alessandro Tadini (ITA) 71 68, John Parry (ENG) 70 69

140 - Jared Harvey (RSA) 71 69, David Drysdale (SCO) 68 72, James Morrison (ENG) 71 69, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 70 70

141 - Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 73 68, Richard Sterne (RSA) 67 74, Gary Stal (FRA) 75 66, Nacho Elvira (ESP) 70 71,Matt Ford (ENG) 70 71, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 70 71, Chris Swanepoel (RSA) 70 71, Matthew Nixon (ENG) 72 69

142 - Paul Maddy (ENG) 71 71, Niclas Fasth (SWE) 69 73, Branden Grace (RSA) 71 71

143 - Ricardo Santos (POR) 72 71, Estanislao Goya (ARG) 74 69, Renato Paratore (ITA) 72 71, Soren Hansen (DEN) 74 69,Hennie Otto (RSA) 72 71, Jake Roos (RSA) 73 70, Doug McGuigan (RSA) 73 70, Anders Hansen (DEN) 73 70,Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) 70 73, Chris Paisley (ENG) 74 69

144 - Erik van Rooyen (RSA) 69 75, Tyrone Mordt (RSA) 72 72, Gareth Maybin (NIR) 71 73, Jerome Lando Casanova (FRA) 70 74,Jorge Campillo (ESP) 73 71, Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 73 71, Ernie Els (RSA) 67 77, Lee Slattery (ENG) 70 74,Pedro Oriol (ESP) 71 73, Carlos Del Moral (ESP) 72 72

145 - Keenan Davidse (RSA) 74 71, Louis de Jager (RSA) 70 75, Jaco Van Zyl (RSA) 72 73, Trevor Fisher Jnr (RSA) 72 73,Justin Harding (RSA) 70 75, Alex Haindl (RSA) 73 72, Andrea Pavan (ITA) 74 71, Jason Scrivener (AUS) 73 72,Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 72 73, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 69 76, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 69 76, Keith Horne (RSA) 71 74,Jean Hugo (RSA) 73 72, Tom Murray (ENG) 69 76

146 - Rhys West (RSA) 75 71, Jbe' Kruger (RSA) 66 80, Paul Lawrie(SCO) 71 75, Dean Burmester (RSA) 74 72,Danie van Tonder (RSA) 78 68, John Hahn (USA) 75 71, Daniel Brooks (ENG) 73 73, Shaun Norris (RSA) 70 76,Neil Schietekat (RSA) 74 72

Missed the cut:- 147 - Peter Lawrie (IRL) 71 76, Trevor Dodds(NAM) 73 74, George Coetzee (RSA) 70 77, Heinrich Bruiners (RSA) 73 74,Jacques Kruyswijk (RSA) 73 74, Lindani Ndwandwe (RSA) 74 73, Jordi Garcia Pinto (ESP) 68 79, Darren Fichardt (RSA) 72 75,Chris Doak (SCO) 71 76, Jason Palmer (ENG) 73 74, Pelle Edberg (SWE) 72 75

148 - Cyril Bouniol (FRA) 76 72, Tyrone Ferreira (RSA) 74 74, Stuart Manley (WAL) 74 74, Justin Walters (RSA) 75 73,Richard McEvoy (ENG) 76 72, Jason Barnes (ENG) 76 72, Garth Mulroy (RSA) 76 72, Oliver Farr (WAL) 74 74,Borja Virto Astudillo (ESP) 73 75, Ross McGowan (ENG) 74 74, Eduardo de la Riva (ESP) 73 75, Kevin Stone (RSA) 75 73

149 - Morne Buys (RSA) 75 74, Bernd Ritthammer (GER) 76 73, Wallie Coetsee (RSA) 73 76, Mikael Lundberg(SWE) 73 76,Charl Coetzee (RSA) 73 76, Peter Karmis (RSA) 77 72, Hendrikus Stoop (AMA) (RSA) 74 75, Jake Redman (RSA) 77 72,Espen Kofstad (NOR) 75 74, Allan Versfeld (RSA) 74 75, Etienne Bond (RSA) 74 75

150 - Phillip Price (WAL) 74 76, Ruan de Smidt (RSA) 74 76, James Kingston (RSA) 76 74, Richard Finch (ENG) 76 74,Oliver Bekker (RSA) 74 76, Lyle Rowe (RSA) 77 73, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 73 77, Russel Franz (RSA) 72 78,Merrick Bremner (RSA) 73 77, Ulrich van den Berg (RSA) 77 73, David Horsey (ENG) 75 75, PH McIntyre (RSA) 76 74

151 - Seve Benson (ENG) 77 74, Robert Dinwiddie (ENG) 74 77, Desvonde Botes (RSA) 73 78, Daniel Woltman (USA) 78 73,Tristen Strydom (AMA) (RSA) 74 77, Johan Edfors (SWE) 74 77, Chris Lloyd (ENG) 80 71, Bryce Easton (RSA) 75 76,Vaughn Groenewald (RSA) 73 78, Christiaan Basson (RSA) 78 73, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 76 75, Antonio Hortal (ESP) 72 79,Ryan Tipping (RSA) 77 74

152 - Andrew Curlewis (RSA) 76 76, Sam Hutsby (ENG) 76 76, James Kamte (RSA) 78 74, Scott Henry (SCO) 77 75,Gerlou Roux (AMA) (RSA) 78 74, Zander Lombard (RSA) 77 75, Jason Smith (AMA) (RSA) 77 75, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 77 75,Derick Petersen (RSA) 78 74

153 - Titch Moore (RSA) 75 78, Ben Evans (ENG) 75 78

154 - Michiel Bothma (RSA) 75 79, Dawie Van der Walt (RSA) 76 78, Hendrik Buhrmann (RSA) 80 74,Theunis Spangenberg (RSA) 77 77

155 - Michael Hollick (RSA) 73 82

156 - Jaco Ahlers (RSA) 79 77, Andi Dill (AMA) (RSA) 79 77

157 - Matthew Spacey (AMA) (RSA) 75 82, Martin du Toit (RSA) 78 79

159 - Antonio Rosado (POR) 81 78, Kenneth Dube (RSA) 79 80, Yubin Jung (RSA) 77 82

164 - Tertius van den Berg (RSA) 83 81

166 - Mike Maile (RSA) 83 83

168 - Charlie Bolling (USA) 86 82

169 - Pieter Moolman (RSA) 81 88, Mpho Mafishe (RSA) 81 88

172 - Ryan Strauss (RSA) 89 83

WD - Warren Abery (RSA) 74 WD

DQ - Brandon Pieters (RSA) 73 DQ.

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