Van Zyl retains lead at Sishen

2010-05-01 00:00

KATHU (Northern Cape) — Jaco van Zyl fired a four-under-par 68 to retain the lead of the Vodacom Business Origins of Golf event at Sishen Golf Club after 36 holes.

He leads by one stroke from Charl Coetzee going into the final round, after both players had a pair of bogeys to spoil their cards.

Van Zyl started out with a five-under-par 31 for his opening nine, but he made a bogey on 10 and 11 to slip to one-over 37 on his way in.

It looked as if he would be one shot behind Coet­zee going into the final round, but Coetzee, who had started his round on the 10th, contrived to bogey seven and nine on his way in, and he let the lead slip.

Van Zyl’s round was particularly galling, as he went out in 30 on the back nine in his opening round, and 31 on the front nine during the second round. “I’ve just got to stay out of the bushes,” he said. “I was in there a couple of times today, and it’s just not pretty.”

Coetzee headed for the range to work on what he believes is something readily repairable.

“It’s a tendency of mine,” said Coetzee of the bogeys which cost him the lead. “… I pulled two and made two bogeys.”

LEADING SECOND ROUND SCORES

(RSA unless specified)

133 — Jaco Van Zyl 65 68

134 — Charl Coetzee 67 67

135 — Adilson da Silva (BRA) 69 66, Chris Swanepoel 68 67

136 — Grant Muller 67 69, Jbe’ Kruger 70 66, Keith Horne 68 68

137 — Colin Nel 70 67, Morne Buys 69 68, Andre Cruse 70 67, Neil Cheetham (ENG) 70 67

138 — Divan van den Heever 72 66, Jean Hugo 68 70, Doug McGuigan 71 67, Alan McLean (SCO) 70 68, Clinton Whitelaw 73 65, Alex Haindl 68 70.

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