Andrew Dodt extends his lead in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Four Seasons Golf Club, in very blustery conditions.
Andrew carded a second round -2 under par 70, to extend his lead at the top of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open leaderboard to three shots, at -8 under par, going into the week-end;
“I’m trying to embrace the challenge and enjoy the conditions and have fun, rather than trying to hold on and be defensive.”
You’ve got to be as tough as you can and miss in the right spots. I didn’t strike the ball as well as I did yesterday, but I missed in the right areas, where I could still get up and down. That was the key.”
“The chip-in on the 12th was a lovely shot. It came out a little harder than I would’ve liked but luckily it hit the hole dead center.”
“I lost my concentration on the next hole, though, which sometimes happens when you make a birdie.”
“I’ve always been a pretty good wind player, so I feel really comfortable in these conditions.”
Last week’s winner Jeunghun Wang is in second place at -5 under par, he too recorded a second round -2 under par, on a day when only nine players managed to get below par.
Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, who is attached to the Four Seasons club, and Siddikur Rahman are tied in third place at -4 under par. Nicolas had the low round of the day, in such tough conditions, an amazing -7 under par 65. Siddikur hung on to the leaders with his round of even par 72.
Nicolas said it was probably one of his best rounds ever, and it could have been better;
“I can’t really think of a better display than that.”
“I played every shot the way I intended, using the wind here and there, and most of them were really close. I converted most of the birdie chances I gave myself, but it could’ve been even better.”
“I drove just off the back of the green on the ninth and made four, and I three-putted the tenth. I dropped another shot on the 16th and got it back on the last, so overall I’m very happy.”
“It’s the toughest I’ve ever seen this place play in however many rounds I’ve played here. It’s a serious test.”
Ross McGowan had a good second round, carding -5 under par 67, which moved him up the leaderboard to claim fifth position on his own.
Jaco Ahlers, Ruan de Smidt, Hennie Otto and Jaco Van Zyl complete the list of under par players on the leaderboard, all at -1 under for the tournament.