Garcia leads as Oosthuizen lurks in Sun City

Sergio Garcia (Gallo Images)
Sergio Garcia (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Spaniard Sergio Garcia maintained his lead after the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City on Friday.

LEADERBOARD: Nedbank Golf Challenge - Round 2

Garcia, who led by four shots leading into day two, shot a 1-under 71 to sit at 9-under at the Gary Player Country Club.

The two-time Nedbank Golf Challenge winner leads by one shot heading into the weekend with South African Louis Oosthuizen the closest challenger.

Oosthuizen struck five birdies, a double bogey and an eagle to fire a 5-under par 67 and lie in second-place at 8-under. 

Chart Schwartzel had a day to forget as he shot a 7-over par 79 - including a 10 at the par-4 15th hole.

Defending champion Branden Grace couldn't capitalise on birdie opportunities as he scored a 1-under 71 in his second round to sit T8 at 3-under par.

South Africa's Dylan Frittelli is T4 after posting a 5-under par 67 in the second round.

Leading second round scores in the EPGA Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Friday (par-72, RSA unless noted):

135 - Sergio Garcia (ESP) 64-71

136 - Louis Oosthuizen 69-67

138 - Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 68-70

140 - Dylan Frittelli 73-67, Shane Lowry (IRL) 71-69, Aaron Rai (ENG) 72-68, Lee Westwood (ENG) 71-69

141 - Thomas Detry (BEL) 75-66, Darren Fichardt 74-67, Branden Grace 70-71, Haotong Li (CHN) 71-70, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 68-73, Andrea Pavan (ITA) 71-70, Matt Wallace (ENG) 69-72

142 - Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 71-71, Julien Guerrier (FRA) 74-68, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 73-69, Ashun Wu (CHN) 69-73

Selected

143 - Rory McIlroy (NIR) 72-71 

146 - Padraig Harrington (IRL) 73-73, Charl Schwartzel 68-78

149 - Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 76-73, Shubhankar Sharma (IND) 74-75, Danny Willett (ENG) 78-71

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