Hugo pulls 1 shot clear at Serengeti

Kempton Park – Jean Hugo adopted up on his opening spherical of five-under-par 67 with a 68 within the second spherical of the season-ending Tour Championship, which gave him a one-shot lead on nine-under-par at Serengeti Estates.

Co-leading after spherical one, albeit by only one shot, Hugo began off slowly in spherical two, making 4 pars on the trot. He discovered pleasure on the par-three fifth gap, making a birdie there and adopted that up with one other on the sixth. A par on the seventh preceded one other birdie however he gave again two pictures as he made a double-bogey on the par-three ninth.

“I performed nicely, sluggish begin once more however I made just a few putts,” stated Hugo who’s now the solo chief.

“On 5 and 6, these two good ones to get going. After which, on the inexperienced for 2 on eight, the primary time ever that I’ve gone for it. I two-putted that for birdie so I used to be three-under and eight-under complete, comfortable. Then, I form of pulled my six-iron on 9, totally different form of wind at the moment, however I wasn’t overly dissatisfied.”

His again 9 began the identical his entrance did; with 4 straight pars however then Hugo made three consecutive birdies from the 14th via to the 16th in what was a bogey-free again 9.

“I simply saved it going,” he stated of his again 9. “I then made an enormous putt on 13 to save lots of par after which an enormous one for birdie, and one other on 15 for birdie. On 16, I went for the inexperienced, up-and-downed properly for a birdie. However nine-under is sweet. I am hitting it the place I’m wanting and that is good and I am making the putts. It feels good.”

Intently behind Hugo comes Jean-Paul Strydom whose blemish-free five-under 67 pushed him proper forward of Keenan Davidse who shared the in a single day lead with Hugo, and Sweden’s Philip Eriksson who’re each seven-under par for the week.

Birdies on the second and eighth holes characterised Strydom’s entrance 9 and an essential eagle on the par-five 11th, accompanied by a birdie on the 16th introduced his complete to eight-under-par for the week.

“Good ball-striking,” Strydom famous after his spherical. “I imply, yesterday as nicely, I simply did not make the putts. However at the moment I made a pair, and missed a pair. Flawless at the moment; I hit one dangerous driver and that was on the 18th, pulled it into the bunker as a result of it did not fade sufficient. And, the greens will not be simple to learn right here however I am pleased with the spherical.”

Chief of the Order of Benefit of the Gary Participant Class, Davidse shares the third spot with Eriksson whereas Jake Roos, JJ Senekal and Thriston Lawrence are in a three-way tie for the fifth spot.


135 – Jean Hugo 67 68

136 – Jean-Paul Strydom 69 67

137 – Keenan Davidse 67 70, Philip Eriksson 68 69

138 – Jake Roos 71 67, JJ Senekal 68 70, Thriston Lawrence 69 69

139 – Ockie Strydom 74 65, JC Ritchie 68 71, Merrick Bremner 70 69

140 – Jaco Ahlers 72 68

141 – Lyle Rowe 71 70, Hennie Otto 70 71, Jaco Prinsloo 72 69

142 – Anthony Michael 74 68, Vaughn Groenewald 72 70

143 – Jaco Van Zyl 72 71, Michael Palmer 72 71, Steve Surry 73 70

144 – Andre De Decker 71 73, Bryce Easton 73 71

145 – Daniel Greene 71 74, Martin Rohwer 70 75, Mark Williams 71 74, Peter Karmis 74 71, Daniel van Tonder 77 68

146 – Rourke van der Spuy 74 72, Jack Harrison 71 75, Trevor Fisher Jnr 74 72, Neil Schietekat 72 74, Doug McGuigan 75 71

148 – Jacques Blaauw 74 74

149 – Christiaan Basson 73 76, Benjamin Follett-Smith 73 76

150 – Tyrone Ferreira 75 75

153 – Madalitso Muthiya 75 78, Tyrone Ryan 74 79, Matias Calderon 78 75

159 – Zander Lombard 81 78

RTD – Hennie du Plessis

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