Sunshine Tour

Karmis takes Cape Town Open lead

2019-02-08 18:17
Peter Karmis
Peter Karmis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Peter Karmis backed up his opening 63 with a flawless six-under-par 66 second-round of the Cape Town Open to usurp JP Strydom from the summit of the leaderboard on a total of 15-under-par and take a two-stroke lead into the weekend.

Karmis, a runner-up at last season’s event which was held at King David Mowbray due to the water challenges faced at Royal Cape, opened his second round with back-to-back birdies to set the tone. Those were followed by another birdie on the fifth after he’d picked up pars on the third and fourth holes respectively. He held things steady on the final four holes of his front nine, making three straight pars before making further gains on the ninth to turn in 32.

“Today was a lot more difficult than yesterday,” Karmis noted after his round, “it started pretty well because there was no wind. But then, the wind came up and made it tricky; and I think I just got used to having no wind so I struggled to choose the right bat and the right lines and those sorts of things.”

He managed himself well, however, despite the wind and after the two pars he made on the 10th and 11th holes, played the 12th expertly to pick up a birdie there. He did not make another birdie until the last hole and was happy to take home a blemish-free 66.

“I’m very pleased,” he said, “I didn’t make a bogey in the last two days, so that’s good. I putted very well today and I gave myself some chances for par from the brink and I’m very pleased.”

Taking up the second spot was Andrew Curlewis whose second-round 64 took his total for the week to 13-under-par and two shots off Karmis’ lead. The third position on the leaderboard is occupied by veteran Adilson Da Silva who carded the lowest score of the round, a 63, to total 10-under-par. He shares that spot with overnight leader, Strydom and Thriston Lawrence.

Hennie Otto, England’s Richard Bland, Zander Lombard and Justin Walters share the sixth spot on nine-under-par for the week at Royal Cape.

Scores:

129 - Peter Karmis 63 66

131 - Andrew Curlewis 67 64

134 - Adilson Da Silva 71 63, Jean-Paul Strydom 62 72, Thriston Lawrence 66 68

135 - Hennie Otto 71 64, Richard Bland 66 69, Zander Lombard 68 67, Justin Walters 66 69

136 - Jbe' Kruger 69 67, Madalitso Muthiya 67 69, MJ Viljoen 66 70, Daniel van Tonder 66 70

137 - Benjamin Follett-Smith 68 69, Scott Campbell 67 70, Kyle McClatchie 65 72, Jacques P de Villiers 73 64, Wynand Dingle 67 70

138 - Ruan Conradie 67 71, Vaughn Groenewald 67 71, Dawie Van der Walt 71 67, JJ Senekal 67 71, Lyle Rowe 67 71, Michael Palmer 68 70, Daniel Greene 67 71, JC Ritchie 66 72, Heinrich Bruiners 68 70

139 - Michael Hollick 68 71, Estiaan Conradie 68 71, Christiaan Basson 69 70, Teboho Sefatsa 69 70, Ockie Strydom 69 70, Jacques Kruyswijk 67 72, Stephen Ferreira 69 70, Tyler Hogarty 67 72, Damon Stephenson 67 72

140 - Mitch Waite 68 72, Jacques Blaauw 68 72, Garth Mulroy 72 68, Rhys Enoch 67 73, Harry Ellis 69 71, David McIntyre 71 69, Ross McGowan 68 72, Tyrone Ryan 70 70, Doug McGuigan 68 72, Trevor Fisher Jnr 69 71, Keith Horne 69 71

141 - Jake Roos 71 70, Keenan Davidse 72 69, Anton Haig 71 70, Martin Rohwer 74 67, Victor Lange 71 70, Luke Jerling 72 69, Jacquin Hess 71 70, Jack Harrison 71 70, Jaco Ahlers 70 71, Pieter Moolman 70 71

142 - Allister de Kock 70 72, Philip Geerts 70 72, Matias Calderon 67 75, Anthony Michael 71 71, Rhys West 70 72, Andrew van der Knaap 71 71, Bennie van der Merwe 69 73, Wallie Coetsee 69 73, Jason Viljoen 68 74, Neil Schietekat 70 72, Herman Loubser 71 71, Luke Joy 72 70, Ian Ansett 70 72

Missed the cut:

143 - Andrew Odoh 68 75, Breyten Meyer 72 71, Matthew Rushton 74 69, Basil Wright 72 71, Marthin Scheepers 70 73, Jonathan Agren 73 70, Ruan de Smidt 70 73, Toby Tree 71 72, Jade Buitendag 74 69

144 - Gideon van der Vyver 73 71, Ryan Tipping 71 73, Jean Hugo 72 72, Chris Swanepoel 72 72, Neil O'Briain 75 69, Roberto Lupini 73 71, Sean Bradley 75 69, Teaghan Gauche 72 72, Jaco Prinsloo 69 75, Derick Petersen 72 72, Hennie du Plessis 67 77, Mark Williams 74 70, James Pennington 71 73

145 - Makhetha Mazibuko 72 73, Erhard Lambrechts 76 69, Chris Cannon 73 72, Steve Surry 71 74, Franklin Manchest 69 76, Altaaf Bux 72 73, Aubrey Beckley 75 70, Kyle Pilgrim 72 73, Rourke van der Spuy 72 73, Ulrich van den Berg 72 73

146 - Desne Van Den Bergh 73 73, Thabang Simon 75 71, Jared Harvey 73 73, Bryce Easton 73 73, Colin Nel 76 70, Tyrone Ferreira 73 73, Fredrik From 73 73, Irvin Mazibuko 70 76

147 - Gerrit Foster 74 73, Yubin Jung 74 73, Andre De Decker 77 70, Louis Albertse 75 72, Lindani Ndwandwe 73 74, Mike Michell 72 75, Fezekile Kana 74 73, Callum Mowat 70 77, Riekus Nortje 73 74, Philip Eriksson 75 72, CJ du Plessis 77 70

148 - Gregg Upton 76 72

149 - Jason Smith 72 77, Theunis Bezuidenhout 75 74, Merrick Bremner 76 73, Allan Versfeld 72 77, Clancy Waugh 74 75, Coert Groenewald 73 76, Jake Redman 74 75, Andre Nel 74 75, Ruan Huysamen 72 77

150 - Luke Trocado 77 73, Wayne Stroebel 73 77, Jason Froneman 74 76, Michiel Bothma 74 76, Phumlani Maluka 72 78, Duane Keun 70 80, Titch Moore 75 75, Matthew Carvell 74 76, Ryan Cairns 76 74

151 - James Kamte 75 76, Keelan Africa 70 81

153 - Robson Chinhoi 75 78, Michael Schutz 75 78, Alan Michell 75 78

154 - Mervyn Galant 76 78, Stefan Engell Andersen 80 74, Toto Thimba 76 78, Mark Murless 77 77

155 - Mohammad Rauf Mandhu 72 83

156 - Neil Whitehorn 79 77

157 - Jaco Theron 76 81, JC Coetzer 79 78

160 - Sevey Links 78 82

165 - Ben Fouchee 83 82

RTD - Alex Haindl RTD RTD

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