Tshwane Open

Golf

ByTheMinGolf

Morning chums! Snow on @Inverness_igc means no golf for me, but bonus and unexpected coverage of the Tshwane Open - Schwartzel leads by 2

In between adverts, the lead is now down to one for Schwartzel and Lombard gets one back. Course looks majestic and scoring chances abound

Quite a few unfamiliar names around, but mercifully no presence of faceless CEOs / spurious celebrities to ruin the coverage this morning...

Quick and receptive greens along with hard and fast fairways will help the scoring on a hot breezy day. 33c on the thermometer

Lead back to 2 for Schwartzel who has just played the most delicate bunker shot to a couple of feet having shoved it right on his approach

Move of the day so far is from Jeff Winther (no, not the ex ref fella) who has got to -5 and joint 2nd with Zander Lombard No, me neither

Other than Winther, top euro players in the top 10 are Jamie McLeary, David Horsey and Toby Tree who is ranked at 1351 in the WGR...

Winther just pulls a short putt by the hole for a 29 front half. 30 is pretty good though to be fair.....more adverts and a leaderboard

It's obviously a tough old track is Pretoria CC..only 2 bogey free rounds so far this week - Schwartzel in R2 and Lombard in R3.

3 birdies in a row from Jamie Mcleary with a fine 2 at the 8th helping him up to a share of 4th as Coetzee makes birdie at 9 to get to -5