28th October 2015 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Roelofsz roars into contention at Killarney

Killarney27-29OctDay1 (162)(PHOTO – Drew Roelofsz; credit CJ du Plooy)

JOHANNESBURG, 28 October 2015 – Drew Roelofsz lined up his fourth victory on the country’s premier development Tour this season with a five-under-par 65 in the second round of the IGT Tour’s Race to Q-School, presented by RAW Golf School, at Killarney Country Club on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Edenvale golfer mixed eight birdies with three bogeys to join overnight leader Terence Boardman and Jason Froneman in pole position at four under 136.

Boardman returned an even-par 70, while IGT Tour winner Froneman from Kempton Park signed off with a 69.

Roelofsz broke through for his first victory this season in the BDGA Academy Classic at Eagle Canyon in April and boosted his tally to two in the Autumn Swing Classic at ERMP Golf Club a month later.

He joined Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Michael Palmer on the exclusive three-time winners’ list with victory in the Gary Player School for Champions Academy Classic in August.

After two third place finishes and a top 10 in the nine-event Race to Q-School series, Roelofsz was pleased to be in contention this week.

“My goal this season was to reach greater consistency and to try and put myself into contention and under pressure so I could learn how to win,” said Roelofsz, who has had 11 top five finishes in 18 starts this season.

“You always need to strive to improve, but every now and then it’s nice to see that the hard work is paying off and you are reaching some of the goals.”

Roelofsz missed two fairways and one green on his way to posting the low round of the day, a fact that had him beaming at the end of the round.

“My game plan was to try and hit as many fairways and greens as possible and I came very close to a perfect score,” he said. “You are always going to have a couple of tough holes, but you score when you can keep it in the fairway.

“With the Sunshine Tour Q-School about a month away, this is the kind of form I’m after and it’s pretty satisfying when you can pull off a round like this.”

The leaders will start the final round two shots ahead of Anthony Michael (69) and three clear of Bryn Flanagan (68), Bryce Bibby (67) and Conway Kunneke (70).

Meanwhile reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Stroke Play champion Ivanna Samu fired a three under 67 to join the bus at even-par 140.

The GFG Academy player shares eighth with seven players, including TJ Bekker (68), Louis Calitz (69), Siphiwe Siphayi (67), Jason Diab (72), Sipho Bujela (71) and amateur Michael Schutz (72).

Samu leads by 11 shots from Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini, who returned a 75.

SECOND ROUND SCORES

All competitors RSA unless otherwise specified; amateurs indicated as (ama)

136 – Jason Froneman 67 69, Bryandrew Roelofsz 71 65, Terence Boardman 66 70

138 – Anthony Michael 69 69

139 – Bryn Flanagan 71 68, Bryce Bibby 72 67, Conway Kunneke 69 70

140 – Michael Schutz (ama) 68 72, Ivanna Samu (ama) 73 67, Jason Diab 68 72, Louis Calitz 71 69, TJ Bekker 72 68, Siphiwe Siphayi 73 67, Sipho Bujela 69 71

141 – Andi Dill (ama) 72 69, Toby Tree (ENG) 71 70, NJ Arnoldi 70 71, Phillip Kruse (ama) 69 72, Christiaan Pretorius 68 73

143 – Michael Armstrong (ama) 76 67, Warrick Druian 72 71, Bryce McCabe 73 70

144 – Gerard du Plooy 72 72, Matthew Kent 74 70, Danie Pretorius 77 67, Matthew Adams (ama) 71 73, Peter Wilson ENG 70 74, Derryn Mitri (ama) 71 73, Pieter Kruger 67 77

145 – Werner van Wyk (ama) 74 71, Matthew Vogel 71 74, David Ashley ENG 72 73, Mikhail Tewary 70 75

146 – Dougie Meijer 71 75, Brett Liddle 76 70, Matt Bright (ama) 72 74, Neil Cheetham ENG 75 71

147 – Dwayne Coetzee 73 74, Stephan Erasmus (ama) 73 74, Nico du Buisson (ama) 71 76

148 – Mario Olivier (ama) 73 75, David Lamprecht 68 80, Armandt Scholtz (ama) 75 73, Dylan O’Leary 77 71, Jason Rossiter (ama) 75 73, CJ Levey (ama) 74 74

149 – Justin Levy NLD 76 73, Neal Herman (ama) 76 73, Bartjie de Klerk (ama) 72 77, Ricki Dembo (ama) 73 76, Armand Azar (ama) 73 76

150 – Etzard Grimbeek (ama) 74 76, Jeff Hopkins (ama) IRE 78 72, Altaaf Bux 74 76

151 – Nobuhle Dlamini SWA 76 75, Tumie Motale 75 76

152 – Ryan Ciapparelli 76 76, Angelo Marques (ama) 76 76, JP Schmidt (ama) 79 73

153 – Michael Kok (ama) 78 75, Fouche Botha (ama) 77 76, Cole Dodgen (ama) 74 79

Missed the cut:-

154 – Garth Mohamed 79 75, Brendan Britten NAM 79 75, Vincent Mienie (ama) 79 75, Ryan Wingrove (ama) 81 73, Jason Ackerman (ama) 77 77

155 – Dylan Docherty 75 80

156 – Jacques Ungerer 76 80, Devan Payne (ama) 77 79

157 – Hilton Hughes (ama) 79 78, Norman Beggs 80 77

159 – Andrew Carlsson (ama) 77 82, Darren Johnson 77 82, Nicholas Botha (ama) 77 82

160 – Bonita Bredenhann NAM 78 82

161 – Gavin Miles 80 81, Brendan Blake (ama) 84 77, Ricardo Towell 83 78

163 – Michael Pienaar (ama) 79 84

164 – Tung-nan Lin (ama) TWN 81 83

166 – Phillip Montgomery 82 84

167 – Morne Wolmarans 88 79

175 – Ryan Kuhn (ama) 85 90

WDN – Richard Tsai (ama) 85 WDN

N/R – Ramon Rigney 81 N/R

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