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SA juniors struggle at RB German Junior

07 Aug 2013

SA number three Christiaan Bezuidenhout; credit Pieter Els

Ekurhuleni golfer Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Southern Cape player Cameron Moralee continued to struggle at the RB German Junior in Gut Neuzenhof, Germany.

Bezuidenhout did well to recover from a quadruple bogey in the first round to fight his way to an opening 74, but the country’s number three ranked golfer ran into more problems at the par-72 layout of the GolfClub Heddesheim on Wednesday.

For a second day running, the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member battled a balky putter and the result of a handful of lip-outs was two bogeys, a double and triple bogey, offset by four birdies.

His resulting 75 left the Nigel golfer in joint 38th place on five-over-par 149 and 17 shots off the pace from joint leaders, Christopher Dammert (66-66) and Philipp Bogel (65-67) from Germany.

Meanwhile Kingswood golfer Moralee improved by four shots on his opening 82 to move to joint 53rd on 16 over 160.

In the Girls Division, KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher is five shots off the pace and placed third at the 36-hole mark of the prestigious World Junior Golf Series event in Germany after carding a three-under-par 69.

South Africa’s Lara Weinstein launched to a tie for 13th with a 71 to join junior Cara Gorlei (75) at seven over 151. The final member of the South African team, Korean-born Ji Sun Kang, also improved four shots on her opening 78 to tie for 17th at nine over 153.

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