Anthony Michael leads the Tshwane Open topping the leaderboard by two shots after 36 holes, at Pretoria Country Club in South Africa.
Anthony carded -1 under par 69 second round in tough conditions at the Tshwane Open, to lead the tournament by two shots going into the weekend. Making some clutch putts kept his nose in front of the pack;
“It was a bit tough out there today. The greens were a little bit firmer, the breeze was a little bit tricky so I’ll definitely take that 69.”
“I left a couple out there but made a few clutch putts so it was definitely steady putting.”
“The breeze caught me out a bit and club selection off the tee boxes was what really got me today so I’ll just get focused for tomorrow.”
“I’ll just stay in the moment, stay in the present.”
Charging up the leaderboard was Charl Schwartzel, firing a bogey free second round -6 under par 64, giving him a -5 under total after yesterdays miserable +1 over opening round.
He said today was frustrating, missing so many 6ft putts, and still shoot 64;
“I’m very, very pleased with the way I hit the golf ball today, it was a massive improvement to a few months ago.”
“I hit it beautifully today, had so many chances and the course is playing really difficult, it wasn’t easy.”
“I didn’t putt very well today, but I hit the ball beautifully.”
“The greens are very difficult to read, and I didn’t hit a lot of bad putts but it’s frustrating when you miss six-footers and still shoot 64.”
Sharing third place is the first foreigner, American Daniel Im, -2 under 68 today, Joburg Open winner Haydn Porteous, -4 under 66, and another South African, Theunis Spangenberg, +1 over 71. These guys are all at -4 under par for the competition.
Play was halted late in the day due to darkness, but the players with rounds to complete can not change the top of the leaderboard.