It is tight on the high of the leaderboard on the SA Open

Casey Jarvis is the best-placed South African after two rounds, however there are different native gamers additionally within the combine.

For the second day working a participant from Sweden leads the best way within the SA Open being performed at Blair Atholl Nation and Equestrian Property in Lanseria.

After Joakim Lagergren grabbed the lead by one stroke after the primary spherical late on Thursday, on Friday it was the flip of Jesper Svensson to go to the highest of the leaderboard.

The 27-year-old, who’s ranked 344th on the earth, shot a second spherical five-under-par 67 to be nine-under par, after opening his event with a 68 on Thursday.

Svensson’s one-shot lead going into the weekend may have been a complete lot greater had he not made two bogeys on his final 5 holes on his spherical.

Teeing off on the tenth, Svensson went out in 32 strokes with 5 birdies and got here in with two birdies, however these two bogeys as effectively.

Jarvis within the combine

In joint second place and only a stroke again is South African rookie Casey Jarvis, who’ll fancy his possibilities over the weekend.

After his opening spherical six-under-par 66 he adopted up with a 70 on Friday, mixing 5 birdies and three bogeys, to be eight-under-par.

Alongside the younger South African, additionally at eight-under-par is Lagergren, who shot a second spherical 71, and Italy’s Matteo Manassero, who’s gone 68, 68 for his first two rounds.

An additional three gamers are one other shot again, and two off the lead, particularly little-known South African Ryan van Velzen who’s shot 72 and 65 thus far, Frederic Lacroix of France (69 and 68) and David Ravetto, additionally from France (68 and 69).

In addition to Jarvis, three different South Africans are nonetheless very a lot within the hunt at six-under-par, particularly Louis de Jager, Hennie du Plessis and Oliver Bekker.

Defending champion Thriston Lawrence is a way off the tempo and in a tie for twenty sixth at this stage on three-under-par after rounds of 70 and 71.

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, winner of the SA Open just a few years in the past at Solar Metropolis, are additional again at two-under-par and never fully out of it, however they may want an excellent weekend to get themselves into competition.


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