Jacques Blaauw grabs Joburg Open lead with Wilco Nienaber lurking


Jacques Blaauw


Jacques Blaauw

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South African golfer Jacques Blaauw has taken a one-shot lead after the second spherical of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Membership.

Blaauw carded an outstanding spherical of Eight-under 63 – together with an eagle and 7 birdies – to take a seat on prime at 13-under. 

“I am very completely satisfied I used to be in a position to end. I hit it very nicely all day after which made some putts. I solely made one bogey so I am very completely satisfied. It was very windy on the market, however I discovered it did not have an effect on my distances that a lot,” mentioned Blaauw.

“I am unable to suppose forward as a result of there are two extra rounds to go. Golf is the job and I have to get that job executed. However I’ve executed some good work within the build-up to this match and I am very pleased with the way it’s turning out.”

Blaauw holds a one-shot lead over former SA No 1 newbie Wilco Nienaber, whose second spherical was interrupted by risk of thunderstorms.

Nienaber made six birdies and two bogeys as he posted a Four-under 67 to take a seat at 12-under.

“A delay is rarely good, and I had it on that a part of the course I actually did not need it. These final 4 holes are actually robust, however I acquired by way of it. I am completely satisfied I completed,” mentioned Nienaber.

Canadian Aaron Cockerill was the chief within the clubhouse on 10-under after the early starter carding a 68.

Main clubhouse scores after storm-affected second spherical of European Tour/Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned Joburg Open match at Randpark Golf Membership in Johannesburg Friday (RSA until famous):

129 – Jacques Blaauw 66-63

130 – Wilco Nienaber 63-67

132 – Aaron Cockerill (CAN) 64-68

134 – Richard Bland 67-67, Rhys Enoch (WAL) 65-69, Julian Suri (USA) 66-68

135 – Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 65-70, Jayden Trey Schaper 67-68, Johannes Veerman (USA) 64-71

136 – Neil Schietekat 69-67, Scott Vincent (ZIM) 69-67, Estiaan Conradie 68-68, Romain Wattel (FRA) 68-68, Darren Fichardt 67-69

– Compiled by Sport24 workers



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