European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Championship 2018

December 13-16

Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa

€1,500,000

Co-sanction: Sunshine Tour

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December 13-16

Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa

€1,500,000

Co-sanction: Sunshine Tour

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Round 2

David Lipsky takes second round lead in South Africa

December 14, 2018

Superb chipping and putting made American David Lipsky the second-round leader in the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship Friday as title favourite Charl Schwartzel of South Africa missed the cut.

Lipsky carded a flawless 66 that included an eagle and four birdies over the par-72 Leopard Creek Country Club course that borders the Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa.

Lipsky shot a first-round 70 and his 136 halfway total earned him a one-stroke advantage over two Scots, Scott Jamieson (66) and Marc Warren (67).

The American is playing for the first time at Leopard Creek, where wild animals roam just metres from the course, and he is in a good position to become the first foreign winner of the event since Spaniard Pablo Martin eight years ago.

"I have always wanted to come here because I heard great things about the venue from almost everyone," said Lipsky.

"My chipping and putting have been amazing and I am looking forward to the next two rounds this weekend."

Another two Scots, David Drysdale (69) and Doug McGuigan (66), are one shot further back on 138 in the 2018/2019 European Tour event.

South African Oliver Bekker, whose opening 66 gave him the first-round lead, could only manage a 73 and is among six contenders three strokes behind Lipsky.

Major winner Louis Oosthuizen, who won the South African Open last Sunday, carded a 69 and is well placed on 140 to mount a title challenge this weekend.

Schwartzel, a four-time winner of this event, went round in 74 for a halfway total of 147 and missed the cut by one shot.

The former Masters champion has described the Leopard Creek course as his favourite in the world, but he didn't click this week with the redesigned layout.

Finn Kim Koivu carded a nine-birdie 65 -- the lowest score of the first two rounds -- to jump into contention on 140 after starting with a disappointing 75.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
David Lipsky
USA
-8
70
66
136
T2
Marc Warren
SCO
-7
70
67
137
T2
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-7
71
66
137
T4
David Drysdale
SCO
-6
69
69
138
T4
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-6
72
66
138
T6
Brandon Stone
RSA
-5
69
70
139
T6
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-5
69
70
139
T6
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-5
67
72
139
T6
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
69
70
139
T6
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
66
73
139
T6
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-5
70
69
139
T12
Ben Evans
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T12
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
70
70
140
T12
Ernie Els
RSA
-4
73
67
140
T12
Kim Koivu
FIN
-4
75
65
140
T12
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-4
71
69
140
T12
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-4
72
68
140
T12
Sean Crocker
USA
-4
72
68
140
T12
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
71
69
140
T20
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-3
69
72
141
T20
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
72
69
141
T20
Matias Calderon
CHI
-3
72
69
141
T20
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-3
69
72
141
T20
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-3
70
71
141
T20
Victor Perez
FRA
-3
73
68
141
T26
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-2
71
71
142
T26
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
75
67
142
T26
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-2
70
72
142
T26
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-2
74
68
142
T26
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-2
69
73
142
T26
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
74
68
142
T32
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-1
70
73
143
T32
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
73
70
143
T32
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
71
72
143
T32
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-1
73
70
143
T32
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
-1
73
70
143
T32
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
73
70
143
T32
Keenan Davidse
RSA
-1
72
71
143
T32
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-1
72
71
143
T32
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-1
71
72
143
T32
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
68
75
143
T32
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
74
69
143
T43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
75
69
144
T43
Daniel Greene
RSA
Par
74
70
144
T43
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
73
71
144
T43
Mark Williams
RSA
Par
75
69
144
T43
Neil Schietekat
RSA
Par
72
72
144
T43
Ockie Strydom
RSA
Par
70
74
144
T49
Alex Haindl
RSA
1
76
69
145
T49
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
73
72
145
T49
Branden Grace
RSA
1
73
72
145
T49
Chase Koepka
USA
1
73
72
145
T49
Chris Paisley
ENG
1
75
70
145
T49
David Law
SCO
1
72
73
145
T49
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
72
73
145
T49
Justin Walters
RSA
1
74
71
145
T49
Matt Wallace
ENG
1
74
71
145
T49
Max Orrin
ENG
1
71
74
145
T49
Steven Brown
ENG
1
72
73
145
T49
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
73
72
145
T61
Chris Swanepoel
RSA
2
72
74
146
T61
David Borda
ESP
2
72
74
146
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
75
71
146
T61
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
2
69
77
146
T61
JC Ritchie
RSA
2
78
68
146
T61
Jean Hugo
RSA
2
73
73
146
T61
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
2
74
72
146
T61
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
2
73
73
146
T61
Lyle Rowe
RSA
2
73
73
146
T61
Peter Hanson
SWE
2
75
71
146
T61
Peter Karmis
RSA
2
76
70
146
T61
Scott Vincent
ZIM
2
71
75
146
T61
Tom Murray
ENG
2
71
75
146
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Colin Nel
RSA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Hennie Otto
RSA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
3
69
78
147
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
3
77
70
147
CUT
Omar Sandys
RSA
3
79
68
147
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Tyrone Ferreira
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Allister De Kock
RSA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
4
78
70
148
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
73
75
148
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
4
76
72
148
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
4
78
70
148
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
4
72
76
148
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
5
78
71
149
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
5
76
73
149
CUT
Chris Cannon
ENG
5
76
73
149
CUT
Daniel Hammond
RSA
5
76
73
149
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
USA
5
77
72
149
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
76
73
149
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
5
77
72
149
CUT
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
5
78
71
149
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
6
77
73
150
CUT
Breyten Meyer
RSA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
6
71
79
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
6
79
71
150
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
6
78
72
150
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
77
73
150
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
6
75
75
150
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
7
79
72
151
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
7
77
74
151
CUT
Neil O'Briain
IRL
7
76
75
151
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
7
76
75
151
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
7
76
75
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Wynand Dingle
RSA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
75
77
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jacques Blaauw
RSA
8
78
74
152
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
8
74
78
152
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
8
74
78
152
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
8
76
76
152
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
9
77
76
153
CUT
Jacquin Hess
RSA
9
75
78
153
CUT
Lindani Ndwandwe
RSA
9
78
75
153
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
9
77
76
153
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
9
77
76
153
CUT
Ryan Cairns
ZWE
9
75
78
153
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
9
74
79
153
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
10
78
76
154
CUT
Pieter Moolman
RSA
10
74
80
154
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
10
75
79
154
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
10
81
73
154
CUT
Theunis Bezuidenhout
RSA
10
78
76
154
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
11
79
76
155
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
11
74
81
155
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
RSA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
11
75
80
155
CUT
Makgetha Mazibuko
RSA
11
82
73
155
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
11
81
74
155
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
11
77
78
155
CUT
Scott Campbell
ENG
11
82
73
155
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
84
73
157
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
13
78
79
157
CUT
Anthony Michael
RSA
14
79
79
158
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
14
78
80
158
CUT
Sipho Bujela
RSA
14
76
82
158
CUT
Thabang Simon
RSA
17
83
78
161
CUT
Cameron Moralee
RSA
18
81
81
162
CUT
Irvin Mazibuko
RSA
18
83
79
162
DSQ
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
86
-
86
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
David Lipsky
USA
-8
66
136
T2
Marc Warren
SCO
-7
67
137
T2
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-7
66
137
T4
David Drysdale
SCO
-6
69
138
T4
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-6
66
138
T6
Brandon Stone
RSA
-5
70
139
T6
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-5
70
139
T6
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-5
72
139
T6
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
70
139
T6
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
73
139
T6
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-5
69
139
T12
Ben Evans
ENG
-4
70
140
T12
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
70
140
T12
Ernie Els
RSA
-4
67
140
T12
Kim Koivu
FIN
-4
65
140
T12
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-4
69
140
T12
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-4
68
140
T12
Sean Crocker
USA
-4
68
140
T12
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
69
140
T20
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-3
72
141
T20
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
69
141
T20
Matias Calderon
CHI
-3
69
141
T20
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-3
72
141
T20
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-3
71
141
T20
Victor Perez
FRA
-3
68
141
T26
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-2
71
142
T26
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
67
142
T26
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-2
72
142
T26
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-2
68
142
T26
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-2
73
142
T26
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
68
142
T32
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-1
73
143
T32
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
70
143
T32
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
72
143
T32
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-1
70
143
T32
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
-1
70
143
T32
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
70
143
T32
Keenan Davidse
RSA
-1
71
143
T32
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-1
71
143
T32
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-1
72
143
T32
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
75
143
T32
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
69
143
T43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
69
144
T43
Daniel Greene
RSA
Par
70
144
T43
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
71
144
T43
Mark Williams
RSA
Par
69
144
T43
Neil Schietekat
RSA
Par
72
144
T43
Ockie Strydom
RSA
Par
74
144
T49
Alex Haindl
RSA
1
69
145
T49
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
72
145
T49
Branden Grace
RSA
1
72
145
T49
Chase Koepka
USA
1
72
145
T49
Chris Paisley
ENG
1
70
145
T49
David Law
SCO
1
73
145
T49
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
73
145
T49
Justin Walters
RSA
1
71
145
T49
Matt Wallace
ENG
1
71
145
T49
Max Orrin
ENG
1
74
145
T49
Steven Brown
ENG
1
73
145
T49
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
72
145
T61
Chris Swanepoel
RSA
2
74
146
T61
David Borda
ESP
2
74
146
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
71
146
T61
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
2
77
146
T61
JC Ritchie
RSA
2
68
146
T61
Jean Hugo
RSA
2
73
146
T61
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
2
72
146
T61
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
2
73
146
T61
Lyle Rowe
RSA
2
73
146
T61
Peter Hanson
SWE
2
71
146
T61
Peter Karmis
RSA
2
70
146
T61
Scott Vincent
ZIM
2
75
146
T61
Tom Murray
ENG
2
75
146
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
74
147
CUT
Colin Nel
RSA
3
75
147
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
3
71
147
CUT
Hennie Otto
RSA
3
73
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
3
78
147
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
3
70
147
CUT
Omar Sandys
RSA
3
68
147
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
3
72
147
CUT
Tyrone Ferreira
RSA
3
72
147
CUT
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
3
72
147
CUT
Allister De Kock
RSA
4
74
148
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
4
70
148
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
4
70
148
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
73
148
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
75
148
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
4
70
148
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
4
72
148
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
4
76
148
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
4
70
148
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
4
76
148
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
5
71
149
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
5
73
149
CUT
Chris Cannon
ENG
5
73
149
CUT
Daniel Hammond
RSA
5
73
149
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
USA
5
72
149
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
5
75
149
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
73
149
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
5
72
149
CUT
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
5
71
149
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
6
73
150
CUT
Breyten Meyer
RSA
6
74
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
6
74
150
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
6
79
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
6
71
150
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
6
76
150
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
6
72
150
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
6
74
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
73
150
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
6
75
150
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
7
72
151
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
7
74
151
CUT
Neil O'Briain
IRL
7
75
151
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
7
75
151
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
7
75
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
74
151
CUT
Wynand Dingle
RSA
7
74
151
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
77
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
8
78
152
CUT
Jacques Blaauw
RSA
8
74
152
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
8
78
152
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
8
78
152
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
8
76
152
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
9
76
153
CUT
Jacquin Hess
RSA
9
78
153
CUT
Lindani Ndwandwe
RSA
9
75
153
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
9
76
153
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
9
76
153
CUT
Ryan Cairns
ZWE
9
78
153
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
9
79
153
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
10
76
154
CUT
Pieter Moolman
RSA
10
80
154
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
10
79
154
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
10
73
154
CUT
Theunis Bezuidenhout
RSA
10
76
154
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
11
76
155
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
11
81
155
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
11
78
155
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
11
79
155
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
RSA
11
78
155
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
11
80
155
CUT
Makgetha Mazibuko
RSA
11
73
155
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
11
74
155
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
11
78
155
CUT
Scott Campbell
ENG
11
73
155
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
73
157
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
13
79
157
CUT
Anthony Michael
RSA
14
79
158
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
14
80
158
CUT
Sipho Bujela
RSA
14
82
158
CUT
Thabang Simon
RSA
17
78
161
CUT
Cameron Moralee
RSA
18
81
162
CUT
Irvin Mazibuko
RSA
18
79
162
DSQ
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
-
86