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Rebula in command at Nomads SA Boys U-17

25 Jun 2013

Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula extended his overnight lead to six shots at the SA Boys U-17 Championship at Mount Edgecombe with a second round three under 68; credit Deon Smit / Immanuel Photography.

Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula continued to stamp his authority on the Nomads SA Boys U-17 Championship as he raced clear of the opposition at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Tuesday.

The George golfer took full advantage of the sunny weather to fire a second successive three-under-par 68 for a 36-hole total of six-under-par 136. The 15-year-old leads the prestigious championship by six shots and certainly looks like the man to catch with two rounds to play.

Central Gauteng’s Dean Martin carded an even par 71 and Kyle McClatchie from Ekurhuleni signed for a 70 to move into joint second at 144 alongside Polokwane’s Hennie du Plessis, who was the only player who could match the tournament leader’s target on day two.

Local favourite Anuerin Gounden stayed in touch with a 73 and is lying fifth on two over, while former Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion Tristen Strydom carded a 73 for a share sixth on 147 with Bellville’s Altin van der Merwe (76) and Hendrik van der Merwe (71) from Paarl.

Rebula began the day three shots clear of Van der Merwe, but a bogey at the par-three third cut his advantage to two. He navigated the next four holes in par and birdied the eighth to get back to three under at the turn and increased the distance between himself and the chasing pack with three more birdies at the 10th, 12th and 17th.

Like his celebrated uncle, Ernie Els, Rebula is no stranger to the winners’ circle, but experience has taught him not to take six shot lead for granted.

Earlier this year, the 2012 Nomads SA Boys U-15 champion led the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship on his debut, and was deeply disappointed when he was eliminated from the country’s flagship amateur event in the third round.

Rebula also came close in a few national and junior national events, but was made to work hard for his Nomads North and South Junior Championship victory, so expect the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation player to continue grinding it out over the next two rounds.

Du Plessis, McClatchie and Martin also showed that they could go low if the good weather persists.

Polokwane’s Du Plessis had one bogey and four birdies in his round, while Martin had 16 pars, one bogey and one birdie in his round.

McClatchie, who finished second in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship in April, dropped just one shot on each nine.

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