Bad weather was the protagonist in Johannesburg where the second round of the South African Open was suspended and postponed until tomorrow. At Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate (par 72), another good performance for Thriston Lawrence.
Best rookie of the DP World Tour 2022, the South African with a score of 131 (64 67, -13) remained in the lead with two strokes ahead of compatriot Ockie Strydom, 2/o with 133 (-11).
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Provisional ranking, with many players forced to return to the Club House prematurely.
Among the Azzurri, Edoardo Molinari remains in the Top 10, moving from 7th to 8th position with 137 (67 70, -7). Behind him is the Apulian Francesco Laporta, protagonist of a comeback that saw him climb from 61st to 20th position.
Laporta, played 13 holes in the second round (making five birdies, with a bogey) and is on the “-5” total. Renato Paratore also advances, 28/o with 140 (70 70, -4). Meanwhile in Melbourne, in the second round of the Australian Open, comeback show for Adam Scott (71 63).
In the DP World Tour event, which reached its 105th edition this year, the former number 1 in the world (in 2014) recovered from 43rd position and hooked on to the top of the standings, with a total of 134 (-8) strokes, David Micheluzzi (63 71).
With a bogey free attempt in 63 (-7), supported by an eagle and five birdies, Scott has climbed the rankings. Already winner of the competition in 2009, he is now among the main candidates for success in an appointment that takes place on two different courses: the Victoria GC (par 72) and the Kingston Heath GC (par 70).
Matt Jones is also gaining ground. Champion in 2015 and 2019 (the review was not played, due to Covid, in 2020 and 2021), he is 11 / o with 139 (-3). He passes the cut, but with the last useful score, Cameron Smith. Third in the world ranking, the Australian is 59/o with 144 (+2).
Instead, the Italian Andrea Pavan withdrew from the event after a disappointing first lap. The second round of the Investec-sponsored 2022 South African Open Championship was interrupted with several men still in the middle of 18 holes. Within the current top ten, at the moment, everyone has completed their day; will recover tomorrow morning.
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