Sun City: Da Silva extends lead

2013-07-05 00:00

CATCHING Adilson da Silva proved to be a fruitless exercise in the second round of the R600 000 Sun City Challenge yesterday, but Attie Schwartzel was one player who made a valiant attempt.

Schwartzel carded a one-over-par 73, but on a day when no one was able to get to grips properly with the Lost City golf course, that was enough to leave him at four-over-par for the tournament, three behind Da Silva heading into the final round of the 54-hole event.

“The pins were tucked away in difficult positions for me,” said Schwartzel. “A lot of them were on the left of the greens, and I’ve got a fade, so it was difficult to get to them. I was hitting 30-footers all day.”

Schwartzel is fresh off his maiden professional victory after he won on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour at Houghton last week, and he was pleased with his efforts at keeping himself in the race despite the difficulties he had in scoring.

Not that he was alone. Only three players broke 70: Lindani Ndwandwe closed with two birdies in the last three holes for his four-under-par 68 and a share of sixth behind Da Silva, while Andrew Curlewis and Mark Murless each carded three-under-par 69 and were in a group of four players on two-under for the tournament, five shots adrift of the lead.


137 - Adilson da Silva (BRA) 67 70

139 - Vaughn Groenewald 68 71

140 - Jake Roos 66 74, Ryan Tipping 67 73, Attie Schwartzel 67 73

141 - Jacques Blaauw 68 73, Jean Hugo 71 70, Merrick Bremner 70 71, Jared Harvey 68 73, Sipho Bujela 71 70, Lindani Ndwandwe 73 68

142 - Neil Cheetham (ENG) 70 72, Grant Muller 72 70, Andrew Curlewis 73 69, Mark Murless 73 69

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