Charl Coetzee leads Tshwane Open
BY European Tour | European PGA Tour | 2013 Tshwane Open | Round Two | 02 Mar 2013
Charl Coetzee shone brightest on day two at the Tshwane Open after a seven under par 65 saw him lead by a stroke when play was halted late on Friday afternoon due to the threat of lightning.
The Cape Town resident was in sublime form at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, in Centurion, thanks to seven birdies and no dropped shots, which at one point gave the South African a four stroke advantage at 12 under par.
“I enjoyed it,” explained Coetzee. “I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. It’s always nice to play well and it goes both ways, the better you play, the more you enjoy it.
“I hit the ball nicely and hit a lot of fairways. I also made a lot of greens and made a lot of putts, and that was the key.”
Having dominated the morning’s action it was left to those teeing off later in the day to play catch up, and Chile’s Mark Tullo did just that thanks to a round of 66 to finish a stroke back from Coetzee.
Dawie van der Walt is also on 11 under par, but unlike Tullo he still has four holes left to catch his fellow South African when play resumes tomorrow at 6.45am local time on Saturday morning.
Former US Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein is in fourth place having posted a 66 to lie on ten under par, while overnight leader Darren Fichardt, who has two holes left to play, is in a tie for sixth on eight under.
Scott Arnold leads the Australians and is currently in 41st position
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