Joburg Open. Paul Waring Leads.

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Paul Waring from England, leads the Joburg Open as fading light halts play in the second round at   Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, in South Africa.

Joburg Open

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Paul had a one shot lead when second round play was halted, having completed 12 holes on the West Course for -5 under par, giving him a tournament total of -12 under par.

Chasing him down are Darren Fitchhardt, who has completed his second round at -6 under 66 on the West Course and Dean Burmeister, -6 under through 15 holes, also on the West, both of these South Africans are  at -11 under for the competition.

Darren was happy with his position in the tournament;

“I got off to a great start. I knew it was going to play long and I needed to get off to a good start and that I did.” 

“I got to six under pretty quickly, after eight I was six under so I was very happy about that start.” 

“Unfortunately I made a bogey on the tenth and then birdied the 18th, so I ended off well, but I am very happy with 66.”

Defending champion Hayden Porteous, from South Africa, carded -4 under 67 on the East, and now has two bogey free rounds for his -9 under total, and is T5;

“To have two bogey-free rounds in a row is an awesome feeling and it just leads to more confidence.”

“Hopefully I can do the same on the weekend. I wouldn’t say West is that tough – as long as you are hitting the fairways, you have a chance to make birdie coming into the greens.”

“But to do it around the East is not easy. You do have a few tough holes out there and to get away from that course unscathed is a pretty good feeling.”

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