Graeme Storm equals the course record as he stormed to the top of the BMW SA Open leaderboard at Glendower Golf Club in South Africa.
Graeme carded a second round -9 under par 63 to lead the BMW SA Open at -12 under par,a two shot lead at the half-way stage. A thunder and lightning storm meant play was suspended before everyone could complete their rounds from the later starters.
Graeme said a red hot putter through both days was the key;
“The putter was hot, it was hot yesterday and it was hot today.”
“It’s obviously great to shoot a score like that, I had a putt on the last, it was a long putt to equal my best-ever score.
” Yesterday I didn’t capitalise as much as I did today.”
“I could have birdied a couple more of the par fives, I only birdied one of them today. So to shoot 63 and only having birdied one of the par fives around here, you know, I’ve played pretty well.”
“I tip Rory to win this week because he hits it miles and he hits it straight. If I keep on his tail, I’ll be happy.”
Sharing second place at -10 under par are, Trevor Fisher Jnr, -4 under 68 today, Jbe Kruger, -5 under 67 and American Peter Uihlein who scored -8 under 64 today.
Rory McIlroy, who carded -4 under par 68, and manged to bogey his last two holes, is in a tie for 5th, at -9 under par with, Laurie Canter, Jordan L Smith, Keith Horne and David Drysdale.
Rory had considered withdrawing from the tournament, with a back problem;
“I’m actually surprised I’m standing here, I actually thought about pulling out before even teeing off today.”
“I tweaked my back somehow and the first few shots today weren’t very comfortable and it still isn’t really comfortable.”
“I can’t really take a deep breath because I’ve done something to my upper back.”
“I’m going to go get some treatment now. Considering that, I played well, stuck at it and hopefully I can feel better tomorrow.”
“I don’t want to withdraw, it would let a lot of people down so that’s why I kept going today. As I said, I’m going to get some physio now and hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow.”