Kruyswijk gets into contention in D+D Czech Masters

Aug 20, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Jacques Kruyswijk put himself in contention on Friday with a second round of four-under-par 68 in the European Tour’s D+D Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic to be just three off the lead going into the weekend.

Kruyswijk made five birdies and a bogey to add to his opening round of three-under-par 69, moving him to seven-under for the tournament. The leader was Sebastian Soderberg of Sweden, with Adrian Meronk of Poland and American Sean Crocker one shot back on nine-under. Henrik Stenson was in fourth on eight-under.

Kruyswijk was in a share of fifth with five other players, Soren Kjeldsen, Tapio Pulkkanen, Maverick Antcliffe, Johannes Veerman and fellow countryman Dean Burmester.

Burmester carded a three-under 69 to add to his opening 68, making an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys in an eventful round.

Next best of the South Africans in the field were Brandon Stone and JC Ritchie on three-under, seven off the lead and in a share of 21st. Daniel van Tonder carded a one-over 73 to be two-over at the halfway mark of the tournament at two-under. Zander Lombard was also on two-under after jis second successive 71.

Mathiam Keyser was on one-under after a good 68 in his second round, and Bryce Easton and Darren Fichardt were the last of the South Africans to make the cut on level-par.

Louis de Jager missed out on the weekend action by one shot on one-over, while George Coetzee was on two-over and Haydn Porteous was on seven-over.

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