22nd April 2015 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Levey living it up IGT’s Pro Squad Classic

CJ Levey2_papers(CJ Levey; credit CJ du Plooy)

TSWANE, 22 April 2015 – CJ Levey’s two-under-par 70 in the second round of the Pro Squad Classic didn’t come close to his opening 64, but the Pretoria amateur leader clung to his overnight lead at Centurion Country Club on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old is targeting a maiden IGT Tour title and was glad to put the second round behind him and still come out smiling at 10-under-par 134.

“We play the IGT Tour for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is to learn to cope with pressure,” the Centurion golfer said.

“Being in contention is a process and learning to win is a process. This is all new to me, because I’ve only ever been chasing. I definitely felt the pressure.”

Levey leads by one from professional NJ Arnoldi and amateur Rosswell Sinclair and will start the final round two strokes ahead of Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

GFG Academy’s Sinclair won the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play title last week and Bezuidenhout claimed the IGT Tour’s Centurion Academy Classic at Wingate Park Country Club in only his second start on the on the country’s premier development Tour.

“I don’t know much about NJ, but I will definitely have a target on my back with Rosswell and Christiaan breathing down my back,” the Centurion golfer said.

“Thanks to the second round, I know it won’t be an issue for me on Thursday.”

Levey said there was very little in his form, but the six stroke difference came down to the short stick and nerves.

“I played exactly the same game in both rounds,” he said. “I missed one green in the first round and three in the second, but I just couldn’t find the hole today.

“My Pro Squad coach at Centurion Golf Village, Andre Louw, drills us to simplify things, but I did exactly the opposite over the first 10 holes today. I kept looking for break and over-complicating things, especially on the greens.”

Levey led through the turn with two birdies and a bogey, but lost his lead early on the back nine.

“I think it was when I bogeyed the 11th and lost the lead to my cousin (David Ashley) that everything fell back into place again,” Levey said.

“I just went back to my process and started finding rhythm and pace. Find the target, aim and fire and feel the shot. I picked up some birdies at 14 and 18 and I think I have the pressure monkey off my back now.

“I’m going into the final round with a strong mind-set and the confidence that I turned my day around and hung tough. Hopefully there is another low round out there for me at Centurion.”

Sunshine Ladies Tour Bonita Bredenhann was pleased to sign for a four under 68.

“It’s nice to get some rust off ahead of my next event on the Ladies European Tour,” the big-hitting Namibian said. “I am very happy with this round, because my form is getting there. I played really nicely and it was great to post a decent score.”

ROUND TWO SCORES

134 – CJ Levey (AMA) 64 70

135 – NJ Arnoldi 67 68, Rosswell Sinclair (AMA) 67 68

136 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout 71 65

137 – Jaco Mouton 69 68, David Ashley (AMA) 67 70, Stephan De Beer 69 68

138 – Thriston Lawrence 67 71

139 – Gideon Pienaar 70 69, Terence Boardman 67 72

140 – Dougie Meijer 72 68

141 – Christiaan Pretorius 71 70, TJ Bekker 72 69, Jason Froneman 72 69, Pieter Kruger 70 71, Bryandrew Roelofsz 70 71

143 – Duane Keun 72 71, Conway Kunneke 71 72, Ruan Korb (AMA) 74 69, Fouche Botha (AMA) 72 71

144 – Michael Palmer 72 72, Ryan Gosling 74 70

145 – Tyron Mc Comb 74 71, Siphiwe Siphayi (AMA) 72 73

146 – Jason Ackerman (AMA) 71 75, Paul De Beer 75 71

147 – Quintin Crause (AMA) 72 75, Romano Saincic 75 72, Tertius Van Den Berg 71 76, Danie Pretorius 72 75

148 – Neal Hauptfleisch (AMA) 71 77, Norman Beggs 77 71, Stephan Erasmus (AMA) 76 72

149 – David Lamprecht 74 75, JC Van Dommelen 72 77, Marco De Beer (AMA) 74 75, Michael Armstrong (AMA) 73 76, Eric Nel (AMA) 74 75

150 – Justin Levy NLD 74 76, Hilton Hughes (AMA) 74 76, Keanan Aysen (AMA) 75 75, Pedro August 79 71, Jacques De Villiers (AMA) 75 75, Carlos Arroyo (AMA) 78 72, Michael Schutz (AMA) 76 74

151 – Herman Minnie 75 76, Rikus Oosthuizen (AMA) 77 74, Bonita Bredenhann NAM 83 68

152 – Niel Meyer 78 74

153 – Owen Grobler 81 72

Missed the cut:-

154 – Jacques de Villiers 74 80, Matthew Vogel 78 76, Zander Potgieter (AMA) 72 82

155 – Werner Lourens (AMA) 80 75

156 – Loic Csizmadia MUS 76 80, Brendan Britten (NAM) 79 77

158 – Tung-Nan Lin (AMA) TWN 77 81, Dean Schonegevel (AMA) 84 74, Marc De Jager (AMA) 78 80, Rhoan Gardiner 75 83, Lourens Du Plessis 79 79, Duan Nagel (AMA) 83 75, Benjamin Cobbett (AMA) 81 77

159 – Shaun van Tonder 77 82, Angelo Marques (AMA) 83 76, Dwayne Coetzee 80 79, Etzard Grimbeek (AMA) 80 79

163 – Cameron Gunning 85 78, Wayne du Toit 77 86

164 – Marais Visagie 81 83, Sean Graham (AMA) 81 83

165 – Lucas Steyn 81 84, Tiaan Van Der Merwe (AMA) 81 84

174 – Juan De Bruin (AMA) 85 89

177 – Clayton Ackermann (AMA) 96 81

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