Joburg Open R2

Jacques Blaauw leading as play suspended

November 19-22
Randpark GC, Johannesburg, South Africa
ZAR 19,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Jacques Blaauw holds the lead in the weather affected Joburg Open but fellow South African and overnight leader Wilco Nienaber lies only one shot back.


Both were tied for the lead when play was suspended for nearly two hours due to dangerous weather on Friday afternoon. Nienaber was on the 15th green and Blaauw two holes ahead.

When play resumed Blaauw holed his 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th then parred his final hole for a 63 while Nienaber made bogey on the 16th, birdied the 17th and parred the 18th for a 67.



“I’m just happy that I don’t have to come out tomorrow morning but the cherry on top is the 63 so I’m very happy,” said Blaauw. “I hit it very well. From fairway to green I hit it very, very well and then obviously made some putts – that is very key.

“I made just one bogey today and obviously you want to keep the bogeys off your card. And I hit a nice, nice bonus eagle on the 14th, which I’m very chuffed about.


“I can’t think ahead. Yes, you always want to think you’re going to raise the cup. But to be honest there are two more rounds to go. Golf is obviously the job so I need to get that job done.”

Thirty nine players were still on the course when play was suspended due to fading light and will return to complete their rounds at 7.00am on Saturday. Among them Shaun Norris, who co-led with Nienaber after the first round and currently lies in fifth place at 9-under with three holes still to play.




Pos.
Player
To Par
Thru
R1
R2
Total
1
Jacques Blaauw
-13
F
66
63
129
2
Wilco Nienaber
-12
F
63
67
130
T3
Aaron Cockerill
-10
F
64
68
132
T3
Joachim B. Hansen
-10
16
66
66
5
Shaun Norris
-9
15
63
63
T6
Richard Bland
-8
F
67
67
134
T6
Rhys Enoch
-8
F
65
69
134
T6
Julian Suri
-8
F
66
68
134
T9
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-7
F
65
70
135
T9
Jayden Trey Schaper
-7
F
67
68
135
T9
Johannes Veerman
-7
F
64
71
135
T9
Oliver Farr
-7
15
66
66
T9
Zander Lombard
-7
15
69
69
T14
Estiaan Conradie
-6
F
68
68
136
T14
Darren Fichardt
-6
F
67
69
136
T14
Neil Schietekat
-6
F
69
67
136
T14
Scott Vincent
-6
F
69
67
136
T14
Romain Wattel
-6
F
68
68
136
T19
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-5
F
68
69
137
T19
Steven Brown
-5
F
71
66
137
T19
Benjamin Follett-Smith
-5
F
65
72
137
T19
Chase Hanna
-5
F
69
68
137
T19
Scott Jamieson
-5
F
67
70
137
T19
Matthew Jordan
-5
F
69
68
137
T19
Hennie Otto
-5
F
69
68
137
T19
Lorenzo Scalise
-5
F
67
70
137
T19
Marcel Siem
-5
F
66
71
137
T19
Adilson Da silva
-5
13
65
65
T19
Gavin Kyle Green
-5
13
66
66
T30
Andre De Decker
-4
F
70
68
138
T30
Bryce Easton
-4
F
69
69
138
T30
James Hart du Preez
-4
F
71
67
138
T30
Brandon Stone
-4
F
70
68
138
T30
Daniel van Tonder
-4
F
69
69
138
T30
Louis De Jager
-4
13
68
68
T30
Lars van Meijel
-4
13
70
70
T37
Louis Albertse
-3
F
70
69
139
T37
Jonathan Caldwell
-3
F
69
70
139
T37
Ewen Ferguson
-3
F
71
68
139
T37
Daan Huizing
-3
F
69
70
139
T37
Adrian Otaegui
-3
F
69
70
139
T37
Martin Rohwer
-3
F
69
70
139
T37
Antoine Rozner
-3
F
69
70
139
T37
Garrick Higgo
-3
17
68
68
T37
Keith Horne
-3
15
71
71
T37
Deon Germishuys
-3
13
67
67
T37
Ruan De Smidt
-3
12
69
69
T37
Niklas Lemke
-3
12
68
68
T37
Steve Surry
-3
12
67
67
T50
Marcus Armitage
-2
F
69
71
140
T50
Dean Burmester
-2
F
72
68
140
T50
Yikeun Chang
-2
F
69
71
140
T50
Grant Forrest
-2
F
72
68
140
T50
Daniel Greene
-2
F
71
69
140
T50
Richard Joubert
-2
F
73
67
140
T50
Peter Karmis
-2
F
72
68
140
T50
Ruan Korb
-2
F
70
70
140
T50
Jbe Kruger
-2
F
68
72
140
T50
Richard McEvoy
-2
F
65
75
140
T50
Jaco Prinsloo
-2
F
68
72
140
T50
Joel Sjoholm
-2
F
69
71
140
T50
Toby Tree
-2
F
72
68
140
T50
Mj Viljoen
-2
15
69
69
T50
Dale Whitnell
-2
13
69
69
T50
Heinrich Bruiners
-2
12
70
70
T50
Matthew Spacey
-2
12
72
72
T67
Pedro Figueiredo
-1
F
72
69
141
T67
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-1
F
70
71
141
T67
Anton Haig
-1
F
69
72
141
T67
Jack Harrison
-1
F
71
70
141
T67
Ryan Lumsden (a)
-1
F
69
72
141
T67
Benjamin Poke
-1
F
71
70
141
T67
Alvaro Quiros
-1
F
70
71
141
T67
Ockie Strydom
-1
F
69
72
141
T67
Justin Walters
-1
F
73
68
141
T67
Oliver Wilson
-1
F
73
68
141
T67
Hennie du Plessis
-1
F
71
70
141
T67
Jack Senior
-1
16
68
68
T67
David Law
-1
15
66
66
T80
Jaco Ahlers
E
F
73
69
142
T80
David Dixon
E
F
75
67
142
T80
Philip Eriksson
E
F
73
69
142
T80
Jake Roos
E
F
72
70
142
T80
Richard Sterne
E
F
70
72
142
T80
Toto Thimba Jr.
E
F
71
71
142
T80
Jake Redman
E
17
68
68
T80
Oliver Bekker
E
15
70
70
T80
Anthony Michael
E
15
73
73
T80
JC Ritchie
E
15
72
72
T80
Robin Roussel
E
15
71
71
T80
Ricardo Santos
E
13
72
72
T92
Wil Besseling
1
F
74
69
143
T92
Keenan Davidse
1
F
69
74
143
T92
David Drysdale
1
F
71
72
143
T92
Janne Kaske
1
F
74
69
143
T92
Thriston Lawrence
1
F
70
73
143
T92
Joost Luiten
1
F
74
69
143
T92
Ross McGowan
1
F
72
71
143
T92
Adrian Meronk
1
F
75
68
143
T92
Breyten Meyer
1
F
73
70
143
T92
Matthieu Pavon
1
F
72
71
143
T92
Cormac Sharvin
1
F
69
74
143
T92
Fabrizio Zanotti
1
F
73
70
143
T92
Andre Nel
1
12
71
71
T92
Darius van Driel
1
12
70
70
T106
Adri Arnaus
2
F
75
69
144
T106
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
2
F
72
72
144
T106
Scott Hend
2
F
73
71
144
T106
James Kingston
2
F
69
75
144
T106
Alexander Levy
2
F
73
71
144
T106
Dylan Naidoo
2
F
72
72
144
T106
Peetie van Der Merwe
2
F
70
74
144
T106
Malcolm Mitchell
2
12
68
68
T114
Christiaan Basson
3
F
69
76
145
T114
Oliver Fisher
3
F
73
72
145
T114
Trevor Fisher Jr
3
F
72
73
145
T114
Raphael Jacquelin
3
F
70
75
145
T114
Luke Jerling
3
F
71
74
145
T114
Callum Mowat
3
F
72
73
145
T120
Sam Broadhurst (a)
4
F
75
71
146
T120
Matias Calderon
4
F
75
71
146
T120
MJ Daffue
4
F
73
73
146
T120
Joe Long
4
F
73
73
146
T120
Michael G. Palmer
4
F
78
68
146
T120
Haydn Porteous
4
F
73
73
146
T120
Garrick Porteous
4
F
72
74
146
T120
Jaco Van zyl
4
F
70
76
146
T120
Lee Slattery
4
15
73
73
T120
Masahiro Kawamura
4
13
72
72
T120
Adriel Poonan
4
12
76
76
T120
Nikhil Rama
4
12
72
72
T132
Hayden Griffiths
5
F
73
74
147
T132
Nicolai Højgaard
5
F
77
70
147
T132
Makhetha Mazibuko
5
F
77
70
147
T132
Jj Senekal
5
F
74
73
147
T132
Cj du Plessis
5
F
75
72
147
T132
Ruan Conradie
5
15
73
73
T132
Merrick Bremner
5
13
76
76
T132
Riekus Nortje
5
13
73
73
T140
Rourke van Der Spuy
6
F
75
73
148
T140
Desne van den Bergh
6
F
73
75
148
T140
Jack Floydd
6
13
74
74
T140
Adrien Saddier
6
12
77
77
T144
Sean Crocker
7
F
73
76
149
T144
Jacques Kruyswijk
7
F
72
77
149
T144
Jean-Paul Strydom
7
F
72
77
149
T144
Thanda Mavundla
7
13
76
76
T148
Allister De Kock
8
F
74
76
150
T148
Colin Nel
8
F
75
75
150
T148
Stephen Ferreira
8
12
74
74
151
Jean Hugo
11
F
77
76
153
152
Evance Vukeya
12
F
76
78
154
153
Shubhankar Sharma
13
F
76
79
155
154
Alex Haindl
15
F
79
78
157
155
Thabiso Ngcobo
17
F
74
85
159
156
Andrea Pavan
20
F
83
79
162