11th December 2013 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Mowat hits front at weather-hit IGT Race to Q-School

(Photo – Callum Mowat; credit CJ du Plooy)C Mowat

BEDFORDVIEW, 11 December 2013 – Top South African amateur has set himself up for a rare chance at an IGT Tour Race to Q-School two-step by taking control of the weather hit final in the 12-tournament series at Glendower Golf Club.

The 21-year-old from Modderfontein Golf Club took advantage of a rare break in the wet weather that has been terrorizing Gauteng and reeled in five birdies and an eagle against three bogeys for a four-under-par 68.

The country’s eighth ranked amateur set the clubhouse target at six-under-par 138, but once again Lean Boezaarts is proving to be a tough adversary.

Boezaarts, who lost to Mowat at the IGT Race to Q-School at CRM Golf Club a month ago, carded a 69 to finish just one shot off the pace alongside GFG Academy student, James Pearson, who closed with a 71 just before rain spoiled the day.

Play was suspended for forty minutes at 15h30, but the afternoon field was called in again at 17h30 when lightning coloured the skies over Bedfordview. Play was suspended and eventually called off due to impending darkness and more rain.

Fifteen players will have to return on Thursday morning to complete the second round and the final round will tee off as soon as the cut is made.

LEADING SECOND ROUND SCORES (Top 20 and ties)

South African unless otherwise indicated; Amateur = (AMA)

142 – Callum Mowat (AMA) 74 68

143 – Lean Boezaart 74 69, James Searson 72 71

146 – Eduard Van Den Berg (AMA) 74 72, Jacques de Villiers 73 73, Pieter Kruger 73 73, Ryan Clarke 76 70

147 – Antonio Rosado 75 72

148 – Johan Theron 75 73, Dongkwan Kim KOR 77 71, Pierre Viviers 77 71

149 – Hyun Park 77 72, JC Ritchie 70 79, Roberto Lupini 79 70, Gideon Pienaar 80 69, Andi Dill (AMA) 76 73, Jonathan Waschefort 77 72

150 – Brendan De Lange 77 73, JC van Dommelen 76 74

151 – Matthew Adams (AMA) 78 73, Rae Mackie 80 71, Herman Minnie 78 73, Jerry Steyn 78 73

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