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Storms stop play at SA Open

Brandon Stone (Gallo Images)
Brandon Stone (Gallo Images)

Ekurhuleni – He pumped his fist on Saturday as he sank the putt which put him in a share of the lead of the BMW South African Open Championship, and it was very apparent that Brandon Stone was enjoying the limelight.

When the action was halted early because of storms which made play dangerous, Stone had moved to four-under-par for his round through 11 holes, and he was atop the leaderboard together with England’s Daniel Brooks at 10-under. That was two strokes clear of Keith Horne, who was level-par through nine.

"It’s great being in contention here, and it really doesn’t matter to me that we’ve been called off for the weather – I was planning on coming back tomorrow anyway," said Stone. “

"The wind was swirling for the last couple of holes before the siren, so getting off was actually a bit of a relief."

Scores:

-10 - Brandon Stone (RSA) 71 67 (-4) [11], Daniel Brooks (ENG) 68 67 (-1) [9]

-8 - Keith Horne (RSA) 67 69 (Par) [9]

-7 - Chris Swanepoel (RSA) 70 71 (-4) [14], Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) 70 69 (-2) [11]

-6 - Renato Paratore (ITA) 74 69 (-5) [17], Jacques Kruyswijk (RSA) 69 70 (-1) [11], Justin Walters (RSA) 68 70 (Par) [10], Jbe' Kruger (RSA) 67 70 (+1) [9]

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England 92/4 (28 ov)
Pakistan 326
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England 92/4 (28 ov)
Pakistan 326
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