• Korb makes statement at Wingate

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    Ruan Korb

    Ruan Korb has capitalised on the delayed start to the second round of the Time Square Casino Challenge on Thursday, taking a commanding lead at Wingate Park.

    Korb decided the best way to prepare for the day was having a Wimpy breakfast with his girlfriend as players waited out the early-morning rain. It clearly worked.

    Korb struck a sublime 64 that took him to the top of the leaderboard on 13 under par for a three-stroke clubhouse lead over Deon Germishuys before bad light suspended the second round.

    The first-round leader kept within touching distance on 10 under par following a 70, while Martin Rohwer was also on that total with two holes to play.

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    ‘We are staying quite close to the golf course, so when I woke up I knew there was going to be a delay. That’s when I decided to take my girlfriend for a lekker Wimpy breakfast,’ said Korb.

    He also admits he has been quite confident of his game since golf restarted in South Africa after the lockdown and believes a few big performances lie around the corner.

    ‘During lockdown I didn’t practise much at all. I hit maybe 200 balls into a net, that was it. But when we came back I just had this feeling it was going to be my year. It’s a weird feeling, but in that first tournament I hit the ball really well and just felt it was going to be a better year than last year.

    ‘It nice to see my name on top of the leaderboard. I’m feeling positive. I enjoy Wingate because I used to be a member here for four years. I always like coming back to play it,’ he added.

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