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Van den Heever leads Di-Data

2012-02-18 09:20

George - Divan van den Heever has now gone 31 holes without a bogey and that put him into a one-stroke lead after the second round on Friday of the R3.5 million Dimension Data Pro-Am being played at Fancourt.

He carded a five-under-par 67 on the Outeniqua course - the tournament is played over a round each on Outeniqua, Montagu - two par-72 courses - and The Links ahead of the cut and the final round on Montagu - to take a one-stroke lead over Oliver Bekker at the halfway point of the tournament.

Despite not dropping a single shot in his second round, the 29-year-old from Pretoria was not entirely happy with things: “I think I played well yesterday,” he said, “and today, I hit a couple of wayward shots and I got lucky.”

And while Outeniqua delivered the leading score of the first round and seven-under, it seemed to play quite a bit tougher in the second round.

“We had a bit of a breeze this afternoon which made it a bit tougher,” said Van den Heever, “but I think the guys who played The Links this afternoon must have had it worse.

Except for Jake Redman, that is. The 24-year-old who plays out of Fancourt carded a five-under-par 68 to climb to seven-under for the tournament and a share of fourth behind Van den Heever, Bekker and Warren Abery who was in third at eight-under.

“We were lucky that the weather played to our advantage and the wind didn’t blow that much. I was good off the tee today and I made some good putts. My iron play was fairly accurate, so all round it was really good today, which I’m really pleased about,” Redman said.

With Redman on fourth was Jean Hugo, who matched that 68 on The Links, and Morne Buys, who carded a two-under 71 there.

Abery seemed to be cruising to the overall lead at The Links, but a double-bogey five on the 17th saw him slip back. “I played solidly and got it to 10-under-par with one more par-five coming home. Making double on 17 hurt a good round. I was concentrating really well and I just hit one really bad shot,” he said.

Bekker, who was flawless in his opening round on Montagu, was less tidy over Outeniqua in his second round, with bogeys on seven and 15 somewhat spoiling the four birdies he worked so hard for.

“I didn’t chip and putt very well,” said Bekker, “and that’s your scoring area, “so I feel I could have been a couple better. I hope the putts drop tomorrow.”

Bekker was nervous about his third round at The Links, but took heart from the fact that Redman turned an 81 last year around to his 68 this year. “That shows it’s doable,” said Bekker. “With The Links, you actually need to know where to go.”

Van den Heever was diplomatic in his assessment of his chances at The Links: “It’s always a good challenge,” he said. “If the weather plays along and there’s no wind, it obviously makes things a bit easier.”

Scores (RSA unless specified; OUT – Outeniqua, MON – Montague, LIN – The Links):

-10 - Divan van den Heever 67 67 (OUT)

-9 - Oliver Bekker 65 70 (OUT)

-8 - Warren Abery 65 72 (LIN)

-7 - Jake Redman 70 68 (LIN), Jean Hugo 70 68 (LIN), Morne Buys 67 71 (LIN)

-6 - Thomas Aiken 68 71 (LIN)

-5 - Hennie Otto 67 73 (LIN), James Kingston 68 72 (LIN), Tjaart van der Walt 70 70 (LIN), Francois Haughton 69 70 (OUT), Tyrone Ferreira 69 70 (OUT), Thabang Simon 72 68 (LIN)

-4 - PH McIntyre 73 68 (MON), Mark Murless 72 69 (MON), Michiel Bothma 69 71 (OUT), Neil Schietekat 67 74 (MON)

-3 - Ulrich van den Berg 70 72 (MON)

-2 - Daniel Hammond 71 72 (LIN), Louis Calitz 70 73 (LIN), Le Roux Ferreira 77 65 (OUT), Michael Hollick 71 71 (OUT), Branden Grace 69 74 (LIN), Shaun Norris 75 68 (LIN), Kyle Scott 71 72 (LIN), Jacques Blaauw 72 71 (LIN), Desvonde Botes 69 74 (LIN), Simon Wakefield (ENG) 71 71 (OUT), James Kamte 72 70 (OUT)

-1 - Grant Veenstra 68 76 (LIN), Andrew Curlewis 71 73 (LIN), Callie Swart 74 69 (OUT), Francois Coetzee 73 70 (OUT), Des Terblanche 70 73 (OUT), Jake Roos 72 71 (OUT), Darren Fichardt 71 73 (LIN), Reggie Adams 73 70 (OUT), Vaughn Groenewald 74 69 (OUT), Chris Erasmus 69 75 (LIN), Theunis Spangenberg 71 73 (MON), David Dragoo (USA) 74 69 (OUT), Doug McGuigan 72 72 (MON), Steven Ferreira 71 73 (MON), Bruce McDonald (ZIM) 70 74 (LIN), Derik Ferreira 71 73 (MON), Charl Coetzee 74 69 (OUT), Lyle Rowe 70 73 (OUT), David Hewan 70 73 (OUT), Merrick Bremner 72 72 (MON), Mark Williams 71 72 (OUT), Daniel Greene 72 72 (MON)

Par - Jared Harvey 74 71 (MON), Wallie Coetsee 72 72 (OUT), Dean O'Riley 75 69 (OUT), Teboho Sefatsa 72 72 (OUT), Prinavin Nelson 73 71 (OUT), Ockie Strydom 71 74 (MON)

+1 - Albert Pistorius 71 75 (LIN), Louis Moolman 72 74 (MON), Alex Haindl 71 74 (OUT), Anthony Michael 72 74 (LIN), Trevor Fisher Jnr 72 74 (LIN), Juan Langeveld 70 75 (OUT), Graham van der Merwe 72 73 (OUT), Lindani Ndwandwe 71 74 (OUT), Danie van Tonder 76 70 (LIN), Riekus Nortje 75 71 (MON), Matthew Carvell 73 72 (OUT), Wesley Worster 70 76 (LIN), Andrew Georgiou 74 72 (MON), Brett Liddle 74 72 (MON), Colin Nel 74 72 (MON)

+2 - Ruan de Smidt 72 75 (LIN), Andre van Zyl 73 74 (MON), Attie Schwartzel 75 71 (OUT), Titch Moore 72 74 (OUT), Jaco Ahlers 75 71 (OUT), Neil Cheetham (ENG) 74 72 (OUT), Martin du Toit 73 73 (OUT), Ryan Thompson 74 73 (LIN), Aron Zemmer (ITA) 70 76 (OUT), Laurie Canter (ENG) 72 75, Ryan Tipping 78 69 (MON), Justin Walters 76 71 (MON), Alan McLean (SCO) 73 73 (OUT), Christiaan Basson 74 73 (MON), Bryce Easton 71 75 (OUT)

+3 - Divan Gerber 71 77 (LIN), Dean Burmester 78 70 (MON), Michael du Toit 71 77 (LIN), Kevin Stinson (CAN) 78 69 (OUT), Keenan Davidse 72 76 (LIN), Louis de Jager 73 75 (MON), Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 75 72 (OUT), Darryn Lloyd 73 75 (LIN), Coenie Bester 72 76 (MON)

+4 - Steve Surry (ENG) 75 73 (OUT), Heinrich Bruiners 79 70 (MON), Garry Hill 76 73 (MON), JJ Senekal 79 70 (MON), Alan Michell 73 76 (LIN), Dawie Van der Walt 72 77 (LIN), Ariel Canete (ARG) 73 75 (OUT), Grant Muller 75 74 (MON)

+5 - Adrian Ford 77 73 (LIN), Hendrik Buhrmann 75 75 (LIN), Mark Fensham 74 76 (LIN), Andre Cruse 76 74 (MON), Nico van Rensburg 75 75 (MON), Allan Versfeld 79 71 (MON), Chris Swanepoel 71 78 (OUT), Brandon Pieters 76 74 (MON)

+6 - Tyrone Ryan 71 80 (LIN), Gary Birch Jr (GER) 77 74 (MON), Steve Basson 73 78 (LIN)

+7 - PG van Zyl 71 81 (LIN), Francois van Vuuren 79 72 (OUT), Micky Hough (ZIM) 77 74 (OUT), Martin Maritz 77 75 (MON)

+8 - Toto Thimba (Jnr) 74 79 (LIN), Chris Williams 76 77 (LIN), Steven van Heerden 79 73 (OUT), Rossouw Loubser 80 73 (MON), Coenie Stoop 78 75 (LIN), Jeff Inglis (ENG) 73 80 (LIN), Ben Mannix (ENG) 78 75 (MON), Lean Boezaart 78 75 (MON), Joshua Cunliffe 78 75 (MON)

+9 - TC Charamba (ZIM) 78 76 (LIN), David Ryan 78 76 (LIN), Thabo Maseko 80 73 (OUT), JG Claassen 77 77 (MON), Drikus van der Walt 82 71 (OUT)

+10 - Beyers Smith 73 81 (OUT), Greg Petzer 72 83 (LIN), Robert Wiederkehr (SUI) 76 79 (LIN)

+11 - Johan du Buisson 82 74 (MON), Dismas Indiza (KEN) 77 79, Peter Wilson (ENG) 79 77, Bradford Vaughan 75 81 (MON), Justin Harding 83 72 (OUT)

+12 - Nathan Waghorn 79 77 (OUT)

+13 - Thomas Lovett 80 78 (MON), Jacques van Tonder 77 81 (MON)

+14 - Gavan Levenson 79 79 (OUT), Brendan de Lange 83 76 (MON), Omar Sandys 80 78 (OUT)

+15 - Derick Petersen 82 78 (MON), JP van der Walt 82 78 (MON), Willie Steyn 81 79 (LIN), Ryan Strauss 85 75 (LIN)

+16 - Johann Mostert 87 74 (MON), Pieter Moolman 79 82 (MON)

+18 - Wendell Bossenger 77 86 (LIN), Johan Bekker 75 88 (LIN)

+20 - Lee Bromley (ENG) 85 80  (MON)

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