Alfred Dunhill Championship R2

Adrian Meronk takes solo lead at 13-under

November 26-29
Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Adrian Meronk became the first Polish player to share the lead at a European Tour event on Thursday, and the first to hold solo lead after a second round 66 at Leopard Creek Country Club.


He made three early birdies and a bogey to make the turn in 33 before three more birdies, an eagle and an unfortunate bogey at the last hole left him at 13-under, three shots ahead of England’s Richard Bland and Dane Joachim B. Hansen.

“I’m very pleased,” said Meronk. “I hit a lot of good shots and am very happy with my position.



“The last couple of holes were quite dark, especially the last one. I didn’t want to rush anything because I’ve been in that position before and rushed it.

“I’m excited, I can’t wait. It’s only halfway and there’s still a lot of golf to be played. But I’m very happy.”


Meronk continues to forge his own path, he was also the first Polish player to hold full European Tour playing privileges after graduating from the European Challenge Tour and winning the 57° Open de Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort.

Hansen, who won last week’s Joburg Open, carded the lowest round of the week with a 64. Bland, a fellow Challenge Tour graduate, had his first top ten result this season last week and is looking for his first European Tour victory in his 468th event.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Adrian Meronk
-13
65
66
131
T2
Richard Bland
-10
67
67
134
T2
Joachim B. Hansen
-10
70
64
134
3
Jayden Trey Schaper
-8
69
67
136
T4
Robin Roussel
-8
65
71
136
T4
Jayden Schaper
-8
69
67
136
T6
Adri Arnaus
-7
70
67
137
T6
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-7
69
68
137
T6
Scott Jamieson
-7
66
71
137
T9
Christiaan Basson
-6
69
69
138
T9
Sean Crocker
-6
70
68
138
T9
Oliver Farr
-6
70
68
138
T9
Benjamin Follett-Smith
-6
69
69
138
T9
Ockie Strydom
-6
68
70
138
T9
Oliver Wilson
-6
69
69
138
T15
James Kingston
-5
71
68
139
T15
Wilco Nienaber
-5
71
68
139
T15
Daniel van Tonder
-5
69
70
139
T18
Pedro Figueiredo
-4
72
68
140
T18
Calum Hill
-4
71
69
140
T18
Julian Suri
-4
71
69
140
T21
Philip Eriksson
-3
74
67
141
T21
Jbe Kruger
-3
69
72
141
T21
Joost Luiten
-3
69
72
141
T21
Richard McEvoy
-3
71
70
141
T21
Matthias Schwab
-3
70
71
141
T21
Marcel Siem
-3
69
72
141
T27
Marcus Armitage
-2
71
71
142
T27
Oliver Bekker
-2
73
69
142
T27
Gavin Kyle Green
-2
68
74
142
T27
David Horsey
-2
69
73
142
T27
Matthew Jordan
-2
69
73
142
T27
Masahiro Kawamura
-2
69
73
142
T27
Alexander Levy
-2
70
72
142
T27
Robert MacIntyre
-2
72
70
142
T27
Matthieu Pavon
-2
73
69
142
T27
Eddie Pepperell
-2
71
71
142
T27
Steve Surry
-2
72
70
142
T27
Jaco Van zyl
-2
70
72
142
T27
Johannes Veerman
-2
71
71
142
T27
Mj Viljoen
-2
73
69
142
T27
Scott Vincent
-2
72
70
142
T27
Dale Whitnell
-2
70
72
142
T27
Chris Wood
-2
69
73
142
T27
Fabrizio Zanotti
-2
71
71
142
T45
Wil Besseling
-1
73
70
143
T45
Steven Brown
-1
69
74
143
T45
Ruan Conradie
-1
70
73
143
T45
Darren Fichardt
-1
73
70
143
T45
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-1
68
75
143
T45
James Hart du Preez
-1
69
74
143
T45
Pablo Larrazabal
-1
74
69
143
T45
Dylan Naidoo
-1
74
69
143
T45
Adrian Otaegui
-1
75
68
143
T45
Brandon Stone
-1
71
72
143
T45
Hennie du Plessis
-1
72
71
143
T45
Garrick Porteous
-1
71
71
T57
Trevor Fisher Jr
E
73
71
144
T57
Anthony Michael
E
76
68
144
T57
Martin Rohwer
E
74
70
144
T57
Cormac Sharvin
E
72
72
144
T57
Richard Sterne
E
71
73
144
T57
Jean-Paul Strydom
E
73
71
144
T57
Justin Walters
E
72
72
144
T57
Rourke van Der Spuy
E
74
70
144
T57
Darius van Driel
E
73
71
144
T66
Jaco Ahlers
1
73
72
145
T66
Jacques Blaauw
1
69
76
145
T66
Matias Calderon
1
71
74
145
T66
George Coetzee
1
73
72
145
T66
David Drysdale
1
72
73
145
T66
Lorenzo Gagli
1
74
71
145
T66
Deon Germishuys
1
73
72
145
T66
Keith Horne
1
75
70
145
T66
Casey Jarvis
1
74
71
145
T66
Anton Karlsson
1
73
72
145
T66
Ruan Korb
1
75
70
145
T66
Thriston Lawrence
1
76
69
145
T66
Alvaro Quiros
1
75
70
145
T66
Joel Stalter
1
76
69
145
T80
Chris Cannon
2
74
72
146
T80
Jamie Donaldson
2
76
70
146
T80
Bryce Easton
2
76
70
146
T80
Daniel Greene
2
70
76
146
T80
Michael G. Palmer
2
73
73
146
T80
Jake Redman
2
76
70
146
T80
Jake Roos
2
74
72
146
T80
Shubhankar Sharma
2
73
73
146
T88
Keenan Davidse
3
74
73
147
T88
Julien Guerrier
3
72
75
147
T88
Garrick Higgo
3
72
75
147
T88
Jacques Kruyswijk
3
71
76
147
T88
David Law
3
72
75
147
T88
Ross McGowan
3
76
71
147
T88
JC Ritchie
3
75
72
147
T88
Jack Senior
3
76
71
147
T88
Connor Syme
3
78
69
147
T88
Andrew van Der Knaap
3
77
70
147
T98
Dean Burmester
4
76
72
148
T98
Adilson Da silva
4
74
74
148
T98
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
4
70
78
148
T98
Jean Hugo
4
76
72
148
T98
Shaun Norris
4
76
72
148
T98
Riekus Nortje
4
72
76
148
T98
Jaco Prinsloo
4
76
72
148
T98
Neil Schietekat
4
77
71
148
T98
Cj du Plessis
4
74
74
148
T107
Laurie Canter
5
74
75
149
T107
Aaron Cockerill
5
76
73
149
T107
Louis De Jager
5
79
70
149
T107
Michael Hollick
5
78
71
149
T107
Zander Lombard
5
73
76
149
T107
Musiwalo Nethunzwi
5
79
70
149
T107
Ricardo Santos
5
75
74
149
T107
Toby Tree
5
74
75
149
T107
Stefan Wears-Taylor
5
77
72
149
T107
Lars van Meijel
5
71
78
149
T117
Sean Bradley
6
72
78
150
T117
Rhys Enoch
6
77
73
150
T117
Anton Haig
6
74
76
150
T117
Scott Hend
6
74
76
150
T117
Albert Venter (a)
6
75
75
150
T122
Heinrich Bruiners
7
77
74
151
T122
Estiaan Conradie
7
75
76
151
T122
Stephen Ferreira
7
74
77
151
T122
Joel Sjoholm
7
78
73
151
T126
MJ Daffue
8
76
76
152
T126
Oliver Fisher
8
80
72
152
T126
Joe Long
8
79
73
152
T126
Tristen Strydom
8
78
74
152
T130
Louis Albertse
9
73
80
153
T130
Lucas Bjerregaard
9
77
76
153
T130
Nicolai Højgaard
9
73
80
153
T130
Carlos Pigem
9
76
77
153
T134
Ruan De Smidt
10
83
71
154
T134
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
10
77
77
154
T134
Adrien Saddier
10
77
77
154
T134
Ben Stow
10
79
75
154
T138
David Howell
11
76
79
155
T138
Luke Jerling
11
77
78
155
T138
Jj Senekal
11
77
78
155
T141
Jake Bolton
12
79
77
156
T141
Jonathan Caldwell
12
79
77
156
T141
Jorge Campillo
12
80
76
156
T141
Jack Harrison
12
76
80
156
T141
Benjamin Poke
12
76
80
156
T141
Haydn Porteous
12
77
79
156
T141
Toto Thimba Jr.
12
77
79
156
148
Callum Mowat
13
76
81
157
149
Hennie Otto
14
75
83
158
T150
Teaghan Gauche
15
82
77
159
T150
Siyanda Mwandla
15
83
76
159
152
Thanda Mavundla
16
81
79
160
153
Thomas Plumb
18
89
73
162
154
Merrick Bremner
19
80
83
163
WD
Alex Haindl
8
59
59
WD
Andrea Pavan
15
87
87