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Brit stays ahead at Nomads SA Boys

07 Jan 2014

Herman Loubser from the Ilse of Man, United Kingdom; credit SAGA.

British golfer Herman Loubser took advantage of the sunny conditions at the Fish River Sun Country Club to keep ahead of the chasing pack at the Nomads SA Boys U-15 Championship on Monday

The Ilse of Man golfer opened up a two shot gap on the field with an opening 71 and kept his lead alive with an even-par 72 in the second round.

The 14-year-old tops the leaderboard at one-under-par 143, with Mount Edgecombe’s Luke Mayo two shots back after carding a 71. Fancourt’s Alex van Wyk also signed for a 71 to tie for third on three-over-par 147 with Luca Filippi from Milnerton, who returned a 72.

Loubser said he is enjoying his South African debut and hopes he can pull off a victory on the final day.

“It’s a tough track and I heard that Gary Player designed the course, so that explained the layout,” the reigning Ilse of Man Under-18 Boys Champion.

“The conditions over the first two days have been very sunny, with just a gentle breeze, but I think this course can become a monster if the wind gets up.

“From where I am from, we very seldom get two days of sunny weather, so I wouldn’t mind a little wind, to be honest, just to see what I make of it.”

Leading second round scores:

143, Herman Loubser 71, 72

145, Luke Mayo 74, 71

147, Alex Van Wyk 76, 71, Luca Filippi 75, 72

148, C Lamprecht Jnr 77, 71

149, Keegan Mclachlan 76, 73

152, Connor De Groote 79, 73, Reece Haikney 77, 75

153, Martin Vorster 79, 74, Sebastian Terblanche 78, 75, Shaun Jones 78, 75, Hilmi Mallick 73, 80

154, Norman Seton 83, 71, Werner Deyzel 80, 74, Francois Blaauw 78, 76

155, Dino Capazario 80, 75, Byron Kyle Coetzee 79, 76, Garrick Douglas Higgo 78, 77

156, Christiaan Burke 79, 77

157, Bradley Fox 85, 72, Dandre Spies 83, 74, Wilco Nienaber 80, 77, Willem Boshoff 80, 77

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