Dawie van der Walt hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation on Friday during his second round at the Vivint Houston Open, finishing at four-under for the PGA Tour tournament after carding a four-under 66 to find himself three shots off the lead.
Van der Walt finished his round tied for third with first-round leader Brandt Snedeker; Sam Burns is in first at seven-under, and former world number one Jason Day is in second at five-under.
Erik van Rooyen was next best of the South Africans, his one-under-par 69 moving him to level-par at the halfway stage. He climbed 19 spots on the leaderboard into a share of 26th. It was a position he shared with Justin Harding as the pair prepared to play in next week’s Masters. Harding carded a second-round two-under 68.
Charl Schwartzel had one hole to play when the action was halted for the day due to darkness, and he was at one-over for his round and three-over for the tournament – right on the cut number.
Missing the cut were Dylan Frittelli and Branden Grace.