Mclachlan and Mitchell lead the way at Wingate
28 Jan 2017
Gauteng North’s Keegan Mclachlan and Malcolm Mitchell from KwaZulu-Natal are locked at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of the Liberty Gauteng North Open after the pair carded matching rounds of 67 at Wingate Park Country Club on Saturday.
Mclachlan from Silver Lakes posted six birdies – two coming on the front nine and four coming home – while Mitchell offset a bogey on each loop with five birdies before he signed off in style with an eagle at the par five closing hole.
The pair leads the field at eight under 136.
Aubrey Beckley matched their second round scores to slip into third, one shot off the pace.
The North West golfer dropped a shot at the six but got his campaign back on track with birdies at eight and 13, and an eagle at the 15th put the TuksSport Golf Academies player in a strong position to jostle for victory today.
And just one day after Garrick Higgo was named to the Golf RSA Junior team for the upcoming African Amateur Championship team competition and the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship, the Boland junior was in impressive form,
Higgo notched a trio of birdies on the back nine for a four-under-par 68 and a share of fourth at five under alongside David McIntyre and Burt Gildenhuys from Central Gauteng.
SECOND ROUND LEADERBOARD (Top 20)
136 Keegan Mclachlan 69 67; Malcolm Mitchell 69 67
137 Aubrey Beckley 70 67
139 Garrick Higgo 71 68; David Mcintyre 70 69; Burt Gildenhuys 69 70
140 Marco Steyn 71 69
141 Quintin Wilsnach 73 68; Aneurin Gounden 73 68
142 Jayden Schaper 72 70; Jeremy Freiburghaus SUI 70 72; Brandon Cloete 70 72
143 Jason Smith 72 71; Gregory Mckay 71 72; Louis Albertse 71 72; Darin de Smidt 70 73; Erhard Lambrechts 68 75
144 Hayden Griffiths 73 71; Nico du Buisson 71 73
145 Siyanda Mwandla 73 72; Matt Saulez 72 73; Andre van Heerden (Jnr) 72 73; Jade Buitendag 72 73; Slade Pickering 72 73; Emilio Pera 71 74; Luke Mayo 71 74; Ruan Groenewald 69 76
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