Three way tie in Joburg
BY Bruce Young | European PGA Tour | 2011 The Joburg Open | Round Two | 15 Jan 2011
36 holes have been completed at the Joburg Open in Johannesburg in South Africa with three players tied in the lead at 13 under. Not all players have completed their rounds with thunder having delayed play for three hours and darkness preventing 25 or so players from finishing round two.
They will be required to return tomorrow but they will have little if any impact on the leading players before the cut is finally made.
England’s Jamie Elson, and South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Garth Mulroy lead by one over three further South Africans in Thomas Aiken, Tyrone Mordt and James Kingston.
The round of the day came undoubtedly from the defending champion Schwartzel who put together a ten under par round of 61 on the easier West Course to improve 37 places after his opening round of 68 on the East Course yesterday.
Kingston was on track for the round of the day and the halfway lead before a bogey at his final hole saw him finish with 62 and a share of 4th just one behind.
Daniel Gaunt is currently the only Australian inside the cut line although South Australian Wade Ormsby still has six holes to play tomorrow morning to improve from his current 3 under to the likely cut score of 4 under.
Matthew Zions and Scott Hend have missed making it to the weekend.