Sunshine Tour

Karmis pulls clear after Round 3 in Cape Town

2018-02-24 16:14
Peter Karmis (Supplied)

Cape Town - Peter Karmis carried on with his low scoring on Saturday as he carded a five-under-par 67 to move to 18-under-par after the third round of the Cape Town Open presented by Sun International.

He found himself two strokes ahead of Colin Nel and Rhys Enoch, with veteran former South African Open champion James Kingston, Zimbabwe Open champion JC Ritchie and Merrick Bremner a further shot back on 15-under-par.

“Today, I drove it better than yesterday,” said Karmis after his second-round 68 – just four-under after his opening nine-under. “I only missed one fairway, so I was in play all the time. I putted well again today. I think, also, I was just patient today. Being in the lead after two days, there’s a bit more stress and pressure.”

That pressure showed with an early bogey, on the fourth, but he was well aware of what was going on and he dealt well with it. “I made one early bogey, but I wasn’t that upset about it because I had my first half decent bunker shot in ages,” he said.

He might have also bogeyed the last hole, but his seven birdies served notice to those who would pursue him in the final round that they better have the ability to go really low. It was only his fourth bogey of the tournament so far, and that only underlines how well he’s played – and how far ahead he could be had he not dropped any shots.

And there was plenty of evidence that somebody could go very low: Wallie Coetsee and Rhys West each posted eight-under 64s to climb the leaderboard, while Kingston and Nel carded seven-under and six-under respectively to stay in touch with the lead heading into the final day.

Karmis was conscious of the fact that those who went out early in the third round had a bit of a scoring edge on him. “It was a different wind than any of the other days,” he said. “And there was no wind for the morning starters. When we started there was quite a bit of wind. The first few holes are right into the wind, and there’s a lot of danger around there. If you make a misjudgement, you can be in some deep trouble.”

He stayed out of the deep trouble, and he’s ready to do the hard yards in the final round. “There’s obviously a bit of work to be done tomorrow (Sunday),” he said.

Scores:

198 - Peter Karmis 63 68 67

200 - Colin Nel 68 66 66, Rhys Enoch 64 69 67

201 - James Kingston 66 70 65, JC Ritchie 64 70 67, Merrick Bremner 65 66 70

202 - Oliver Bekker 65 70 67, Keenan Davidse 66 68 68

203 - Wallie Coetsee 68 71 64, Romain Langasque 69 68 66, Chris Lloyd 67 69 67

204 - Rhys West 69 71 64, Ruan de Smidt 69 69 66, Jean Hugo 65 72 67, Jared Harvey 69 68 67, Ryan Cairns 65 71 68, Jack Harrison 67 68 69

205 - Luke Joy 68 69 68, Michael Hollick 68 68 69, Toto Thimba 68 68 69, Tyrone Ferreira 68 67 70

206 - Francesco Laporta 70 70 66, Ulrich van den Berg 70 68 68, Benjamin Follett-Smith 67 71 68, Mark Williams 65 72 69, Kyle McClatchie 67 67 72, Justin Harding 65 67 74

207 - Shaun Norris 71 68 68, Antoine Rozner 66 72 69, Daniel van Tonder 68 69 70, Toby Tree 66 69 72, Vaughn Groenewald 65 69 73

208 - Herman Loubser 69 71 68, Titch Moore 70 70 68, Tyrone Ryan 69 70 69, Andre De Decker 67 71 70, Steve Surry 69 69 70, Zack Byrd 71 67 70, Damon Stephenson 67 67 74

209 - Tjaart van der Walt 70 70 69, JJ Senekal 68 71 70, Quintin Wilsnach 68 70 71, Rourke van der Spuy 66 72 71, Ockie Strydom 67 70 72, Jean-Paul Strydom 70 66 73, Martin Rohwer 65 70 74

210 - Christiaan Basson 67 73 70, Callum Mowat 71 69 70, Louis de Jager 68 71 71, Bryce Easton 70 69 71, Hennie du Plessis 65 72 73

211 - Ruan Huysamen 67 73 71, Matthew Carvell 71 68 72, James Kamte 65 73 73, Jason Froneman 70 68 73, Lyle Rowe 65 72 74, Danie Van Niekerk 67 69 75

212 - CJ du Plessis 72 68 72, Scott Campbell 67 71 74, Jaco Ahlers 65 72 75

213 - Andrew Georgiou 70 70 73, Neil Schietekat 67 70 76, Anthony Michael 72 64 77

214 - Lindani Ndwandwe 71 69 74

215 - Nyasha Muyambo 67 73 75

Missed the cut:

141 - Desne Van Den Bergh 72 69, Matthew Spacey 71 70, Billy Spooner 68 73, Dayne Moore 70 71, Chris Cannon 71 70, Jason Viljoen 69 72, Martin Rominger 71 70, Altaaf Bux 68 73, Wynand Dingle 74 67, Charl Coetzee 70 71, Doug McGuigan 69 72, MJ Viljoen 72 69, Jaco Prinsloo 66 75, Morten Orum Madsen 70 71, Riekus Nortje 71 70, Jake Roos 68 73

142 - Antonio Costa 70 72, Theunis Spangenberg 74 68, N.J. Arnoldi 75 67, Allan Versfeld 68 74, Neil O'Briain 68 74, Cody Martin 68 74, Marc Cayeux 71 71, Andrew Curlewis 69 73, Dawie Van der Walt 70 72, Alex Haindl 70 72, Luke Jerling 70 72

143 - Dwayne Basson 74 69, Dongkwan Kim 73 70, Teaghan Gauche 73 70, Chris Swanepoel 71 72, Jonathan Agren 69 74, Coert Groenewald 70 73, Stuart Smith 70 73, Combrinck Smit 72 71, Matias Calderon 72 71, Hennie Otto 71 72, Scott Vincent 69 74

144 - Andrew van der Knaap 72 72, Antonio Rosado 68 76, Gerrit Foster 74 70, Heinrich Bruiners 75 69, Ian Ansett 70 74, Omar Sandys 71 73, Jacques Blaauw 70 74, Andre Nel 70 74, Francois Coetzee 69 75

145 - Jack McDonald 75 70, Thriston Lawrence 75 70, Stephen Ferreira 71 74, Pieter Kruger 72 73, Ryan Tipping 75 70, Garth Mulroy 70 75, Jason Smith 72 73

146 - Jake Redman 71 75, Derick Petersen 72 74, PH McIntyre 73 73, Michael Palmer 68 78

147 - Matthew Rushton 71 76, James Wade 69 78, Breyten Meyer 76 71, Steven Ferreira 72 75, Mervyn Galant 74 73, Allister de Kock 72 75, Madalitso Muthiya 70 77, Aubrey Beckley 72 75

148 - Gert Myburgh 71 77, Michiel Bothma 72 76, Sipho Bujela 75 73

149 - Mohammad Rauf Mandhu 75 74, Jack Kutumane 75 74, Jacquin Hess 74 75, Alan Michell 74 75, Mike Michell 75 74, Jason Diab 73 76, Gerard du Plooy 76 73, Cameron Esau 70 79

150 - Makhetha Mazibuko 75 75, Musiwalo Nethunzwi 77 73, Sean Bradley 71 79

151 - Stefan Engell Andersen 79 72, Andrew Mackie 77 74, Brian Gondo 78 73, Brett Liddle 75 76

152 - John Parkinson 78 74

153 - Gregg Upton 78 75

156 - Keagan Beyer 76 80, Greg Bentley 80 76

157 - Luca Cianchetti 79 78

158 - Johan Engelbrecht 79 79

163 - TJ Biggs 80 83

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