Chris Paisley co-leads with Saddier at 13-under
Chris Paisley and Adrien Saddier moved into a four-shot lead in the second round of the BMW SA Open Championship proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.
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Paisley posted eight birdies and a bogey in his round of seven-under 65 today, following his first-round adventure of six-under 66 with seven birdies, and a bogey.
Saddier joined Paisley on the top with a bogey-free 9-under 63 today, consisting seven birdies and an eagle on the par-5 8th at the Glendower Golf Club.
Paisley hit back to back birdies on the sixth and the seventh holes to move ahead of the South African Jacques Kruyswijk for the lead, who was leading the field earlier.
Adrien Saddier followed his flawless first round of four-under 68 with an unblemished nine-under 63 today for the share of the lead, consisting 31 in his front nine and 32 on the back, where he posted three back to back birdies from the 15th.
A birdie at the tenth made Paisley co-leader with South African Kruyswijk at nine under and when he picked up another shot on the par four 12th with a five-foot putt, he was the leader.
Paisley found water with his tee shot at the next, which forced him to give a stroke back, but the World Number 289 immediately hit back to record a birdie two at the par three 14th to regain first place after the Frenchman carded his ninth gain of the tournament to move level with Kruyswijk.
Following the co-leaders is Kruyswijk for the third position on the board at nine-under 135, with 5-under 67 for today consisting seven birdies and two bogeys, three of his birdies came back to back from the second hole.
Chase Koepka, Round 1 leader
Chase Koepka led the field in the opening round and dropped three spots today with his round of one-under 71 today consisting five birdies and four bogeys. He now shares the fourth spot on the board with Scott Vincent, Branden Grace, and Retief Goosen at eight-under 136.