Snyman wants revenge on 18th at Riviera on Vaal

Ian Snyman has vowed to get his revenge on the 18th at Riviera on Vaal after he made a second successive bogey on it in the second round of the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour’s Road to the Sunshine Tour #15 on Tuesday.

Despite dropping his only shot of the day there, Snyman still made his second five-under-par 67 in a row to move to 10-under for the tournament, taking a substantial four-stroke lead into the final round over Gerard du Plooy. Keaton Slatter, Dylan Mostert and Michael Kok were one shot further back on five-under in a share of third.

“That hole really owes me something,” laughed Snyman. “Today, I had a lob wedge in, and I really thought I’d flagged it. But it was long and up on a ridge behind the pin, and I ended up leaving my putt very short.”

But for that, it was another good round for Snyman, who is pleased with the way his game is holding up. He got his scoring going early with birdies on two and three, and then another on six. He turned in three-under, and then picked up another three strokes on 10, 13 and 15.

“Everything just feels solid at the moment,” said Snyman. “I’m hitting the ball well, and I’m rolling it even better with the putter. So I need to go out there and just do more of the same, and I hope the conditions keep getting better. There was a 40 kilometre an hour wind in the first round, and it was only 10 kilometres an hour today.”

His 67 was one of six scores of five-under on the day, with three of others coming from Du Plooy, Slatter and Mostert in third.

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