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Jacques Blaauw grabs Joburg Open lead with Wilco Nienaber lurking

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

Blaauw carded a superb round of 8-under 63 - including an eagle and seven birdies - to sit on top at 13-under. 

"I'm very happy I was able to finish. I hit it very well all day and then made some putts. I only made one bogey so I'm very happy. It was very windy out there, but I found it didn't affect my distances that much," said Blaauw.

"I can't think ahead because there are two more rounds to go. Golf is the job and I need to get that job done. But I've done some good work in the build-up to this tournament and I'm very happy with how it's turning out."

Blaauw holds a one-shot lead over former SA No 1 amateur Wilco Nienaber, whose second round was interrupted by threat of thunderstorms.

Nienaber made six birdies and two bogeys as he posted a 4-under 67 to sit at 12-under.

"A delay is never nice, and I had it on that part of the course I really didn't want it. Those last four holes are really tough, but I got through it. I'm happy I finished," said Nienaber.

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

Leading clubhouse scores after storm-affected second round of European Tour/Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned Joburg Open tournament at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg Friday (RSA unless noted):

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 staff

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