Schwartzel sparkles in South Africa

Charl Schwartzel was delighted to be getting the scoring his play deserved after a second-round 63 handed him a one-shot lead heading into the weekend at the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg.

The 2011 Masters Tournament champion spoke ahead of the week at Randpark Golf Club of his belief that he was playing the best golf of his career but not getting the rewards to show for it as he seeks a first win since 2016.

An opening 67 on the tougher Firethorn Course on Thursday gave the home favourite an excellent foundation and he built on that brilliantly over the Bushwillow in round two to move to 12 under.

Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya was at 11 under, a shot clear of South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Zander Lombard, and last week’s winner Kurt Kitayama.

Schwartzel has claimed…

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