Christiaan Bezuidenhout was proud of his work around The Links at Fancourt under the pressure of trying to replicate his stellar opening round at the Dimension Data Pro-Am.
The World No 60 fired an opening 61 around Outeniqua but still found himself needing to dig deep to retain his position at the head of the field.
‘I got off to a nice start again today with two birdies in the opening three holes,’ Bezuidenhout said. ‘I made bogey on seven and nine and it stopped my momentum a bit. I made a nice 15-footer for birdie on ten and I just kept it going from there.
‘I was disappointed not to birdie two of the last three. I just hit two poor chips on both of them and couldn’t make the putts, so I was disappointed with that but if anyone said to me, “Would you take six under par on The Links today?” before I started, I definitely would’ve taken it.
‘It’s definitely a driving course. You have to hit the fairways here and then after that, everything comes down to the putting. It wasn’t as good as yesterday, but I made 11 birdies yesterday so it was always going to be hard to follow that up, but I was really pleased with a six- under-par round today.’