Sunshine Tour

Surry pulls clear at Limpopo Championship

2019-03-09 19:15
Steve Surry
Steve Surry (Gallo Images)

Modimolle - England Steve Surry is happy to take a single-shot lead to the final round of the Limpopo Championship after shooting four-under-par 68 to total 13-under for the week at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.

“It is pretty solid today,” Surry who was among the overnight leaders said.

“I got off to a good start. Four-under and I will take it. The course was playing nice. There was not much wind on the front nine, a bit of breeze on the back nine but nothing really to worry about. It was perfect scoring conditions.”

Surry’s front nine was flawless with three birdies. He made further gains on the 11th and 17th holes but his only bogey of the round managed to sneak in on the par four-16.

“I hit a nice bunker shot on 14th,” he said.

“I pulled a bogey on 16th which was a bit annoying, but I am good. It is very good playing with Lyle Rowe. I spent a night sleeping next to him and it is fun playing with him. I am looking forward to playing tomorrow. It is nice being in contention. I will try and play my game and see what happens.”

Just a shot behind Surry are Andrew van der Knaap and Christiaan Basson who are both on 12-under-par ahead of day four in Limpopo. Van der Knaap carded a second-round 66 while a 68 was enough to see Basson in the mix.

Van der Knaap who came into this tournament with the aim of salvaging a season which threatened to see him lose his card, was happy to be in the mix.

“Today I played very nicely and very solid,” he said.

“I had 24 putts around here. So, that was very nice. Ball striking was very good today. I hardly missed a shot today. The putter was warm that is why I put up the good score.

“For sure it is a relief to see the movement on the Order of Merit. There was a lot of pressure on me to make the cut. I was scared for my Tour card. I did not want to leave anything to chance. I made the cut and now I am laying second on the leaderboard and it is awesome.”

Basson was happy to be in contention again.

“You miss it when you are not in there all the time,” he said, “I am really looking forward to tomorrow. Being out of the mix for a while, the nerves are high and the adrenaline is pumping, but I am very excited.”

Neil Schietekat, JC Ritchie and Rowe shared fourth spot on 11-under while Hennie du Plessis, Riekus Nortje, Luke Jerling and Jaco Ahlers are tied seventh on 10-under-par.

Scores:

203 - Steve Surry 68 67 68

204 - Andrew van der Knaap 68 70 66, Christiaan Basson 70 66 68

205 - Neil Schietekat 68 68 69, JC Ritchie 66 69 70, Lyle Rowe 68 67 70

206 - Hennie du Plessis 73 68 65, Riekus Nortje 67 72 67, Luke Jerling 68 71 67, Jaco Ahlers 67 71 68

207 - Andre Nel 69 69 69, Jade Buitendag 70 67 70

208 - Ruan Conradie 71 71 66, Jason Smith 69 71 68, Bryce Easton 74 65 69, Thriston Lawrence 71 68 69

209 - Ross McGowan 68 74 67, MJ Viljoen 71 70 68, Louis Albertse 68 72 69, Fredrik From 71 68 70, Titch Moore 71 68 70, Anthony Michael 69 70 70, Keenan Davidse 71 66 72, Jacques P de Villiers 70 67 72

210 - Daniel van Tonder 70 68 72, Sipho Bujela 70 68 72

211 - Jaco Prinsloo 70 71 70, Rourke van der Spuy 67 73 71, Madalitso Muthiya 70 69 72

212 - Chris Cannon 73 71 68, Martin Rohwer 74 69 69, Matias Calderon 70 72 70, Philip Eriksson 73 68 71, Luke Brown 72 69 71, Tyrone Ferreira 70 70 72, Jean-Paul Strydom 69 70 73

213 - Jason Viljoen 74 70 69, Breyten Meyer 72 72 69, Ulrich van den Berg 69 75 69, Teaghan Gauche 70 72 71, Jean Hugo 68 74 71, Merrick Bremner 68 74 71

214 - Rhys Enoch 72 72 70, Mark Williams 72 71 71, Marthin Scheepers 69 73 72, Andrew Odoh 70 70 74

215 - Gideon van der Vyver 72 72 71, Ryan Tipping 71 72 72, Altaaf Bux 72 70 73, Duane Keun 68 74 73, Trevor Fisher Jnr 70 72 73, Wallie Coetsee 68 73 74

216 - Peter Karmis 71 73 72, Keelan Africa 70 74 72, Victor Lange 70 74 72, Chris Swanepoel 70 72 74, Keith Horne 72 70 74, Wynand Dingle 70 72 74, Divan van den Heever 70 71 75, Philip Geerts 70 70 76

217 - Teboho Sefatsa 71 73 73, Clancy Waugh 70 72 75, Benjamin Follett-Smith 71 69 77

218 - Robson Chinhoi 72 70 76, Cameron Moralee 70 70 78

219 - Scott Campbell 75 69 75, Doug McGuigan 70 73 76, Daniel Greene 69 73 77, Desne Van Den Bergh 70 72 77

220 - Erhard Lambrechts 71 73 76, Allister de Kock 74 69 77

222 - Rhys West 73 71 78

226 - Irvin Mazibuko 73 71 82

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 78

154 - 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

WD - Toby Tree 78, Francois Coetzee 80

DSQ - Anton Haig 76

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