13th January 2014 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Langeveld steals the show at CRM

(Photo – Juan Langeveld; credit CJ du Plooy)CMR12-15JANDAY1 (36)

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January 2014 – Juan Langeveld was tickled pink after a brilliant display from tee to green at CMR Golf Club shot him to the top of the second round leaderboard at the final IGT Q-School Warm Up event on Monday.

The Rondebosch golfer has been working on his final preparation for the Sunshine Tour Qualifying School with renowned coach Ashley Roestoff.

The work has certainly proved inspiring as Langeveld notched up an eagle and seven birdies for a nine-under-par 63 on a tough scoring day at the West Rand layout.

The 30-year-old’s flawless effort lifted him to 10 under par and a two shot from Maritz Wessels, who was equally impressive with a bogey-free 67.

“I don’t think anyone expected a low score like this, least of me,” said a delighted Langeveld. “The wind was really pumping and Cois (du Plooy; the IGT Tour commissioner) deliberately set the course up really tough in preparation of Q-School next week.

“The tees were set back on most of the holes and the pins tucked into awkward corners, but I was striking the ball exceptionally well and the putter was on song, too.”

Key to Langeveld’s round was his success on the par-fives.

After splitting the fairway at the first, his seven-iron approach from 177 meters finished just short of the pin.

“I knocked in a seven-footer for eagle and I guess that set the tone for the day,” he said.

“I birdied the other two par-fives (five and five), and stuck a six-iron close enough at the 18th to set up another eagle opportunity. Unfortunately I missed the first putt, but still walked away with a birdie. It’s always great to make some ground on the par-fives and to do it in tough scoring conditions is so much more satisfying.”

Birdies at the sixth, 11th, 15th and 16th helped Langeveld to the low round of the day, three shots better than a 66 from Pieter Kruger.

Meanwhile top SA amateur Werner van Niekerk carded a 69 for a share of third on seven-under-par 137 with Jaco Prinsloo, who signed for a two-bogey 68.

Sunshine Tour professional CJ du Plessis reeled in three birdied from the third and added a fourth for a 68 to move to six under. The IGT winner was joined by recent IGT Race to Q-School winner Callum Mowat. The amateur was rather pleased to sign for a bogey-free 69 after his rollercoaster affair in the opening round.

“That was a much better effort and definitely an improvement on the colouring book I handed in on Sunday,” said Mowat. “It was a tough scoring day in the conditions and I’m pleased that I could navigate my way around without dropping a shot.”

While the bulk of the field are using the final IGT Q-School Warm Up event to prepare for the Sunshine Tour Qualifying School, Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini is priming for her Ladies European Tour debut at the New Zealand Open at the end of the month.

Dlamini added a 74 to her opening 70 to tie for 21st.

The former Sanlam SA Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play champion had two birdies and bogeys a piece on the opening stretch, but could only erase one of three bogeys on the back nine.

“I just wasn’t comfortable out there,” said the former SA number one. “But I’ll work on a few things and hopefully I’ll come back stronger in the third round.”

SECOND ROUND SCORES

134 – Juan Langeveld 71 63

136 – Maritz Wessels 69 67

137 – Werner Van Niekerk (AM) 68 69, Jaco Prinsloo 69 68

138 – CJ du Plessis 70 68, Callum Mowat (AM) 69 69

139 – Pieter Kruger 73 66, JC Ritchie 71 68

140 – Raymond Mathonsi 72 68, Conway Kunneke (AM) 69 71, Brett Liddle 73 67, John McClean 71 69

141 – Hyun Park 71 70, Graeme Vrugtman (AM) 73 68, Lean Boezaart 67 74

142 – Sarel Van der Walt 70 72, Otto van Greunen 73 69

143 – Calvin Caldeira (AM) 70 73, Roberto Lupini 73 70, Herman Minnie 68 75

144 – Nobuhle Dlamini 70 74, Jonathan Waschefort 72 72, Haydn Porteous 72 72, Ryan Clarke 70 74, Jerry Steyn 72 72

145 – Mike Downes 73 72, Louis Moolman 73 72, Joubert Van Eeden (AM) 71 74, Gareth Akers (AM) 69 76, Bryandrew Roelofsz 71 74, Jacques Prinsloo 73 72

146 – Sam Botham 75 71, Zak Van Zyl (AM) 74 72, Wayne Stroebel 78 68, Frans Strydom 74 72

147 – Hertzog Landman 76 71, Lourens Du Plessis (AM) 75 72, Yngve Nilsson 75 72

148 – JP Van der Walt 74 74, Dylan de Beer 74 74, Ted Hendriks 73 75, Merrick Van As (AM) 72 76

149 – Shaun van Tonder 75 74, Johan de Beer 76 73, Christiaan Pretorius 70 79

150 – Kim Williams 78 72, Alwyn Vorster 73 77, Romano Saincic 81 69, Arthur Horne 77 73, Leon Knoll (AM) 80 70, Deon Bredenkamp 76 74

152 – Carrie Park (AM) 76 76, Slade Fick (AM) 71 81, Louwtjie J van Vuuren (AM) 76 76, Jaco-Willem Gouws (AM) 77 75

153 – Murray Smit (AM) 74 79, Morne Wolmarans (AM) 78 75, Matt Bright (AM) 79 74

156 – Jaryd Wagner 78 78

157 – Marcel Capaul 80 77

159 – Henry Featherstone 79 80

160 – Jacqui Akers (AM) 82 78

162 – Julian de Wet (AM) 85 77

167 – Tim Garner 81 86

180 – Peter Evans 92 88

185 – Moses Mkgoebane (AM) 94 91

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