5th November 2013 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Mowat sparkles at CRM Race to Q-School

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

JOHANNESBURG, 5 November 2013 – While the souring temperatures at CMR Golf Club inspired Ted Hendricks to back-to-back eagles, top South African amateur Callum Mowat turned up the heat to outperform the professionals and take control of the IGT Tour’s eighth Race to Q-School on Tuesday.

Mowat reeled in eight birdies on his way to a five-under-par 67 and at the end of play, his 36-hole target at 11-under-par 133 remained unchallenged.

Sarel van der Walt closed with a 68 to finish two shots adrift, while overnight leader DK Kim slipped to joint third with Herman Minnie (68) after signing for a 73.

Mowat, who had won two provincial amateur titles this season, recently returned from a successful campaign in Swaziland. He beat last week’s IGT Tour Race to Q-School winner Zander Lombard to lift the Swazi Amateur Open title and celebrated South African’s seventh victory in the African Amateur Golf Teams Championship just a few days later.

Mowat said he played solid tee to green golf, but lost a little focus in the end.

“I played really well for 15 holes and I felt very confident out there,” said Mowat. “It was just very hot and I lost a little focus towards the end and paid the price with back-to-back bogeys.

“I got unlucky with a lie and bounce at the seventh, but I chose a wrong club at the eighth, so that one is on me.”
After a handful of top five finishes in the IGT Tour Race to Q-School series, the Modderfontein amateur is ready to claim “the big one”.

“I’ve had a couple of chances in the last few weeks, but just couldn’t pull it off,” he said. “The Swazi win has really boosted my confidence and self-belief and I am going to pull out all the stops. I worked hard on consistency and now that I have that, I just want to win one pro title before I put it all on the line at the Sunshine Tour Qualifying School.

SECOND ROUND SCORES

All competitors RSA unless otherwise indicated; amateurs = AMA

133 – Callum Mowat (AM) 66 67

135 – Sarel Van der Walt 67 68

137 – Herman Minnie 69 68, Dongkwan Kim 64 73

138 – Ted Hendriks 73 65, Rae Mackie 70 68, Lean Boezaart 71 67

139 – JC Ritchie 69 70, Mike Maile 67 72, Pieter Kruger 68 71, Ryan Clarke 70 69, Eddie Taylor (AM) 72 67, Jaco Prinsloo 70 69

140 – Michael Dreyer 70 70, Cilliers Naude 70 70, Gideon Pienaar 71 69

141 – Coert Groenewald 68 73, Rob Menzies 71 70, Johan Theron 70 71, Otto van Greunen 72 69, Kerwin Marais 66 75, Jaco Mouton 71 70

142 – CJ du Plessis 68 74, Jacques Prinsloo 68 74, Rynardt Combrink 71 71

143 – Beyers Smith 74 69, Leon Knoll (AM) 73 70, Roberto Lupini 68 75, Carlos Arroyo (AM) 73 70, Gavin Miles 72 71, James Searson 72 71, Deon Bredenkamp 70 73

144 – Sam Botham 73 71, Bryandrew Roelofsz 77 67, Shaun van Tonder 75 69, Terence Boardman 70 74, Jacques de Villiers 72 72, Wayne Stroebel 77 67

145 – Danie Pretorius 74 71, Michael Armstrong (AM) 75 70, Eduard Van Den Berg (AM) 72 73

146 – Jerry Steyn 74 72, Byron Garvie 70 76, Rudi Armstrong (AM) 75 71, Merrick Van As (AM) 74 72

147 – Alwyn Vorster 71 76, Matthew Adams (AM) 75 72, Calvin Caldeira (AM) 74 73, Devon Murray (AM) 72 75

148 – Johan Buitendag 75 73, Niel Meyer (AM) 74 74, Nic Stawski 72 76, Christiaan Pretorius 76 72

149 – David Lamprecht (AM) 74 75, Lukas Steyn (AM) 78 71, Gary Baynham 74 75, Ruan Botha 73 76, Lourens Du Plessis (AM) 78 71, Conway Kunneke (AM) 74 75

Missed the cut:-

150 – Justin Levy 72 78, Nathan Waghorn 76 74, Graeme Vrugtman (AM) 76 74

151 – John McClean 74 77, Gareth Akers (AM) 75 76, Shane Scheepers 74 77, Pierre Viviers 78 73, TJ Bekker 77 74

152 – Iliska Verwey 72 80, Ruwan Combrink 78 74

153 – Bonita Bredenhann 74 79, Wesley Baptiste (AM) 76 77

154 – Rinus Brink (AM) 75 79, Jeandre Fourie 78 76, Jono Ehrlich 78 76

155 – Alana van Greuning 80 75, Julian de Wet (AM) 76 79, Jacqui Akers (AM) 79 76, Gabriel Erasmus 76 79, Patrick Thompson 77 78

156 – Werner Lourens (AM) 79 77

157 – Craig Dreyer 79 78

160 – Michael Schutz (AM) 77 83, Jay Jay Botha Oliveira 82 78

WDN – Andi Dill (AM) 70 WDN

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