• Karmis moves ahead at Selborne Park

    Peter Karmis
    Ready for a big finish

    Peter Karmis’ unblemished 65 gave him a two-shot cushion at the summit of the leaderboard going into the final round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Selborne Park Golf Club.

    He needed a solid showing in the second round after his opening 69 left him three shots behind overnight leader Neil Schietekat, and he produced just that on Friday. He made birdies on the first, third and sixth holes to turn in 33. His homeward nine was just as eventful as four more birdies – on holes 10, 12, 17 and the last – made it onto his scorecard to secure the top spot ahead of the final round.

    ‘I played very nicely today,’ said Karmis.

    ‘I just kept it together and had a good finish as well. The course, I think, is tricky and the greens are quite firm. Some very good pin locations today and yesterday, so I think you just have to aware of where you are leaving yourself.’

    Starting off early when the wind had not picked up yet – and it eventually picked up later in the afternoon –, Karmis noted that for him, coastal winds are nothing to lose his sleep over.

    ‘This morning there was actually no wind and when it did pick up, I thought “good for me”,’ he said.

    Lying two shots behind Karmis, and not so fortunate with the wind starting in the afternoon, Wynand Dingle produced a hard-fought 69 to back up his opening 67. He made six birdies but shots dropped on the third, 16th and 17th holes took from those gains.

    In spite of those, however, Dingle was still happy.

    ‘Happy to be where I am,’ he said.

    ‘The last couple of weeks I’ve been playing some really nice golf. Top 10 at Zebula and I was up there the whole week last week but didn’t capitalise on the final day. So, I’m happy to be finding some nice form.’

    He, unfortunately, had the swirling winds to contend with in the afternoon. ‘It was quite difficult,’ he admitted. ‘It was about a one and a half, two club, wind but it died down late in my round. Poor ball-striking on my part made it difficult.’

    Schietekat’s 71 took his total to seven-under and three shots back and he knows he has an opportunity to add a second title to his name this season, having already claimed the Sun City Challenge two months ago.

    ‘I am three back and depending on the weather, the game plan might change,’ he said.

    ‘It won’t change early on; however, I might play the first nine holes the way I have played them so far but then if I need to chase, the game plan changes, without being stupid, obviously. I am really looking forward to tomorrow.’

    Occupying the fourth spot is the duo of Colin Nel and Daniel Greene who both signed for a 70 in round two to total six-under for the week. Andrew Curlewis and Rourke van der Spuy share sixth on five-under while England’s Steve Surry, Alex Haindl, Ruan Conradie, Jacques Blaauw, Garth Mulroy and Herman Loubser share eighth on four-under.

    Second round leaderboard:

    134 – Peter Karmis 69 65
    136 – Wynand Dingle 67 69
    137 – Neil Schietekat 66 71
    138 – Colin Nel 70 68, Daniel Greene 70 68
    139 – Andrew Curlewis 68 71, Rourke van der Spuy 74 65
    140 – Steve Surry 70 70, Alex Haindl 70 70, Ruan Conradie 71 69, Garth Mulroy 69 71, Jacques Blaauw 67 73, Herman Loubser 69 71
    141 – Jason Smith 70 71, Titch Moore 72 69, Toto Thimba 72 69, Ulrich van den Berg 69 72
    142 – Tyler Hogarty 69 73, Adilson Da Silva 76 66, Keenan Davidse 75 67, Kyle McClatchie 70 72, Lyle Rowe 73 69, Andre Nel 70 72, Ruan de Smidt 72 70
    143 – Vaughn Groenewald 74 69, Michael Palmer 72 71, Louis de Jager 71 72, Trevor Fisher Jnr 70 73, Louis Albertse 74 69
    144 – Philip Eriksson 73 71, Anton Haig 69 75, Erhard Lambrechts 72 72, Stephen Ferreira 73 71, Ockie Strydom 70 74, Victor Lange 71 73
    145 – CJ du Plessis 76 69, Martin Rohwer 72 73, Chris Cannon 73 72, Philip Geerts 75 70, David McIntyre 78 67, Jason Viljoen 71 74, Scott Campbell 71 74, Tyrone Ferreira 72 73, Justin Harding 72 73, Daniel van Tonder 72 73, MJ Viljoen 69 76

    Missed the cut:

    146 – Coert Groenewald 72 74, Fredrik From 71 75, Daniel Hammond 74 72, Warren Abery 74 72, Lindani Ndwandwe 67 79, Teboho Sefatsa 70 76
    147 – Derick Petersen 77 70, Breyten Meyer 75 72, Jared Harvey 73 74, Aubrey Beckley 70 77, James Pennington 72 75, Jade Buitendag 72 75, Thriston Lawrence 74 73, Merrick Bremner 72 75, Marc Cayeux 75 72
    148 – Mark Williams 78 70, Doug McGuigan 74 74, Chris Swanepoel 69 79, Madalitso Muthiya 74 74, Jean Hugo 74 74, Heinrich Bruiners 76 72
    149 – Duane Keun 74 75, Benjamin Follett-Smith 77 72, Tyrone Ryan 71 78, Luke Jerling 73 76, Kyle Barker 79 70, Theunis Bezuidenhout 71 78
    150 – Stuart Smith 71 79, Desne Van Den Bergh 72 78, Jaco Ahlers 75 75, Roberto Lupini 77 73, Marthin Scheepers 76 74, Combrinck Smit 77 73, Wallie Coetsee 71 79
    151 – JJ Senekal 74 77, Jake Roos 77 74, Dylan Mostert 79 72, Callum Mowat 79 72, Michael Schutz 78 73
    152 – Wayne Stroebel 77 75, Ryan Cairns 74 78, Thabang Simon 78 74, Christiaan Basson 76 76, Pieter Moolman 70 82, Basil Wright 82 70
    153 – Jason Roets 80 73, Jacques P de Villiers 77 76, Allister de Kock 79 74, Hennie Otto 72 81
    154 – Rhys West 80 74, Jacquin Hess 80 74, Matthew Carvell 77 77, Keelan Africa 80 74, Bennie van der Merwe 73 81
    155 – Estiaan Conradie 76 79, Steven Lecuyer 80 75, Matt Bright 77 78
    156 – Musiwalo Nethunzwi 79 77, Adriel Poonan 78 78, Ryan Tipping 76 80, Michael Hollick 72 84
    157 – Michael Green 80 77, Kayyam Rauf Mandhu 82 75
    158 – Jake Redman 77 81, Luke Trocado 81 77, Altaaf Bux 83 75, Gideon van der Vyver 81 77, Mohit Mediratta 81 77
    159 – Bryandrew Roelofsz 80 79
    161 – Makhetha Mazibuko 77 84
    164 – Thabo Moraba 82 82
    RTD – Jabulane Mabilane 76 RTD

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