Dawie van der Walt is set for a big weekend at the Houston Open after climbing to T4 in Friday’s second round at Memorial Park.
The South African is making a rare appearance on the PGA Tour this week with his usual participation in the Korn Ferry Tour, but looks to be coping quite well with the pressures of playing alongside the best golfers in the world.
Van der Walt shot a brilliant four-under-par 66 for his second round to move within three shots of the leader, thanks to six birdies and two bogeys in his Friday showing.
The 37-year-old finds himself alongside overnight leader Brandt Snedeker, Corey Conners, Aaron Wise and Patton Kizzire in pursuit of chasing down Sam Burns, who leads the way on seven under par, while Jason Day and Carlos Ortiz are in T2 on five under.
Leaderboard after Round 2 at the Vivint @HouOpenGolf:
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Erik van Rooyen shot a composed second-round 69 to move to even par for the event, while Justin Harding went two under for his round and will start moving day alongside Van Rooyen in T26.
Charl Schwartzel, who is yet to finish his round after bad light stopped play early on Friday, is three over par for his week and will be hoping to stay in that position with projected cut set at +3.
Dylan Frittelli (+4) and Branden Grace (+11) will unfortunately take no further part in the Houston Open after they missed Friday’s cut.