Nedbank Golf Challenge. Alex Noren Has Half-Way Lead.

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Alex Noren has the  half-way lead at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.

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Alex Noren / getty

Alex will take a two shot lead into the week-end at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after his second round score -5 under par 67 gave him a tournament total of -8 under par. There had been a delay of 1 hour 42 minutes earlier in the day, and Alex came back on fire;

“I made a lot of birdies on the back nine after that delay, which was great fun.”

“I managed to chip-in, which always helps, and then make a birdie on 17, which is quite a tricky hole today.

“Overall, I’m very pleased.”

Five players are tied second place, those two shots back at -6 under par after 36 holes, they are home favorites George Coetzee, Jaco van Zyl and Louis Oosthuizen, and they are joined by  Chris Wood and Fabrizio Zanotti.

Fabrizio carded the tournaments first ever hole in one,  at the 210 yard par three 4th hole, using  a seven iron;

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Fabrizio Zanotti / getty

“When people told me that it was the first hole in one in the history of the tournament, it sounded strange for me, but then the people from the tournament confirmed it to me.”

“It was very strange, but lucky for me, I’m the first one.”

“I think it was just a perfect club, a perfect distance for me with a 7-iron.”

“The wind was helping a little, so the ball, it was going to release a little.”

In a day which had everything Lasse Jensen produced a sensational Albatross at the long 601 yard par four 14th on his way to a second round -3 under 69 and T 13 for the competition.

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