Sunshine Tour

Surry in 3-way share of Limpopo lead

2019-03-08 18:42
Steve Surry
Steve Surry (Gallo Images)

Modimolle - England's Steve Surry carded a magnificent five-under-par 67 in the second round of the Limpopo Championship to get to a total of nine-under-par for the tournament and get himself into a three-way tie for the lead at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.

The one-time Sunshine Tour winner entered the round with a two-shot deficit after he carded a 68 in round one.

Teeing off the 10th, Surry went birdie-par-birdie in his opening three holes to put himself among the leading players, and after pars on the 13th and 14th holes of the course - his fourth and fifth holes - the Englishman picked up another birdie on the par-three 15th. Unfortunately for him, though, he made his only bogey of the day on the par-three 17th.

"I'm very pleased," he said. "This golf course can be very tricky if you don't drive it straight because the rough is quite thick. But I hit the ball really well on the back nine, missed a few putts. Missed one on four and then on five which was about seven feet, which was a bit annoying. Otherwise, I played really nicely but needed the putter to warm up just a little bit."

He made three more birdies on the homeward stretch.

Just as solid on day two was Lyle Rowe whose 67 catapulted him to a share of the lead heading into the weekend. He turned in 33 and bogey-free after the three birdies he picked up on his front nine - the back nine of the course. He made three more birdies on the front nine but faltered on his 15th hole and made bogey there to finish nine-under-par.

"I putted well today," said Rowe. "But you have to drive the ball particularly well here. Off the fairways, the rough is a bit patchy and because it is dry, you're never going to get a consistent lie. Nine-under after two rounds of the tournament, I will take it."

Overnight leader JC Ritchie is also in that three-way tie after his round-two 69.

The biggest movers on day two, however, included Christiaan Basson who shot a 66 and Neil Schietekat who carded a 68 to share fourth with Basson, one shot behind the leading trio.

Rookie Jade Buitendag played himself into a share of sixth thanks to the 67 he shot in round two. He shares that spot with Jacques P de Villiers and leader of the Investec Order of Merit of the Gary Player Class, Keenan Davidse and they are all seven-under-par.

Scores:

135 - Steve Surry 68 67, Lyle Rowe 68 67, JC Ritchie 66 69

136 - Christiaan Basson 70 66, Neil Schietekat 68 68

137 - Jade Buitendag 70 67, Jacques P de Villiers 70 67, Keenan Davidse 71 66

138 - Andrew van der Knaap 68 70, Jaco Ahlers 67 71, Sipho Bujela 70 68, Andre Nel 69 69, Daniel van Tonder 70 68

139 - Luke Jerling 68 71, Anthony Michael 69 70, Thriston Lawrence 71 68, Riekus Nortje 67 72, Titch Moore 71 68, Jean-Paul Strydom 69 70, Madalitso Muthiya 70 69, Bryce Easton 74 65, Fredrik From 71 68

140 - Tyrone Ferreira 70 70, Cameron Moralee 70 70, Jason Smith 69 71, Philip Geerts 70 70, Rourke van der Spuy 67 73, Benjamin Follett-Smith 71 69, Louis Albertse 68 72, Andrew Odoh 70 70

141 - Hennie du Plessis 73 68, Luke Brown 72 69, Philip Eriksson 73 68, Divan van den Heever 70 71, MJ Viljoen 71 70, Wallie Coetsee 68 73, Jaco Prinsloo 70 71

142 - Ruan Conradie 71 71, Ross McGowan 68 74, Wynand Dingle 70 72, Keith Horne 72 70, Merrick Bremner 68 74, Jean Hugo 68 74, Trevor Fisher Jnr 70 72, Desne Van Den Bergh 70 72, Robson Chinhoi 72 70, Marthin Scheepers 69 73, Duane Keun 68 74, Daniel Greene 69 73, Matias Calderon 70 72, Teaghan Gauche 70 72, Clancy Waugh 70 72, Chris Swanepoel 70 72, Altaaf Bux 72 70

143 - Ryan Tipping 71 72, Allister de Kock 74 69, Martin Rohwer 74 69, Doug McGuigan 70 73, Mark Williams 72 71

144 - Teboho Sefatsa 71 73, Irvin Mazibuko 73 71, Victor Lange 70 74, Ulrich van den Berg 69 75, Breyten Meyer 72 72, Gideon van der Vyver 72 72, Erhard Lambrechts 71 73, Scott Campbell 75 69, Keelan Africa 70 74, Peter Karmis 71 73, Rhys Enoch 72 72, Chris Cannon 73 71, Rhys West 73 71, Jason Viljoen 74 70

Missed the cut:

145 - Michiel Bothma 71 74, Dylan Kok 69 76, Jake Roos 72 73, Makhetha Mazibuko 70 75, Jacquin Hess 72 73, Allan Versfeld 76 69, Coert Groenewald 73 72, Herman Loubser 75 70, Jake Redman 71 74, Ockie Strydom 72 73, Ryan Cairns 71 74, Andrew Curlewis 73 72

146 - Tyler Hogarty 69 77, Toto Thimba 74 72, James Kingston 73 73, Pieter Moolman 71 75, JJ Senekal 73 73, Aubrey Beckley 71 75, Thanda Mavundla 75 71, Kyle Pilgrim 75 71, Neil O'Briain 70 76, Jacques Blaauw 74 72, Heinrich Bruiners 71 75, Roberto Lupini 78 68

147 - Tyrone Ryan 76 71, Jbe' Kruger 75 72, Theunis Bezuidenhout 73 74, Michael Hollick 76 71, Ruan de Smidt 72 75, Kyle McClatchie 72 75, Michael Palmer 76 71

148 - Bennie van der Merwe 71 77, Stephen Ferreira 75 73, Callum Mowat 71 77, CJ du Plessis 75 73

149 - James Pennington 76 73, Estiaan Conradie 77 72, Musiwalo Nethunzwi 73 76, Basil Wright 73 76, Derick Petersen 74 75

150 - Joe Nawanga 75 75, Maurice Prinsloo 78 72, Thabang Simon 76 74, Sean Bradley 76 74, Brian Gondo 76 74, Gerrit Foster 75 75, Dayne Moore 77 73, Jason Froneman 73 77

151 - Clinton Grobler 77 74, Vaughn Groenewald 78 73, Phumlani Maluka 76 75

152 - Michael Schutz 73 79

153 - Colin Nel 75 78154 - Adriel Poonan 76 78, Samba Niang 75 79, Jabulane Mabilane 78 76

155 - Thabo Moraba 81 74, Ruan Huysamen 76 79, Wayne Stroebel 75 80, Franklin Manchest 79 76, Luke Trocado 78 77

156 - Fezekile Kana 79 77

157 - Desvonde Botes 81 76

WDN - Toby Tree 78 WDN, Francois Coetzee 80 WDN

DSQ - Anton Haig 76 DSQ

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