1st September 2020 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Van Deventer takes 3-shot lead into final Reading round

ALBERTON, September 1 – Vaughn van Deventer fired a four-under-par 67 on Tuesday to lead a tournament into the final round for the first time as a professional. He reached the 36-hole mark in nine-under-par 133, giving him a three-stroke edge in the IGT Chase to #3 Reading on the par-71 Reading Country Club.

It was the joint best round of the day – last week’s IGT Chase to #2 State Mines winner, amateur Casey Jarvis matched it – as Van Deventer added to his opening 66 to overtake first-round leaders Yurav Premlall and Samuel Simpson, who each carded level-par 71 to go with their opening 65s.

“Making only two bogeys today was the key,” said Van Deventer, who made four in his topsy-turvy opening round. And while there were two eagles in that first round, there were six birdies in the second as consistency came more easily. “I tried to play for par today, and take the chances that came my way,” he added.

It was an all-round effort in which his work off the tee was particularly rewarding. “I’m not missing many fairways,” he said. “Ball striking is important, but so is putting. I had two three-putts today. I found reading the downhill puts tricky.”

After keeping his card blemish-free in round one, the amateur Premlall balanced three bogeys with three birdies in his outing on Tuesday, while Simpson, also an amateur, had two bogeys and a double to go with his four birdies.

They are followed in fourth place by the country’s number one amateur, Jarvis, while Benoni Country Club amateur Ryan van Velzen shares fifth with women’s professional Casandra Hall. Van Velzen was level-par after his opening 68, while Hall went one-under in round two to reach the cut at three-under.

For Van Deventer, going into the final round with the lead is something he is relishing. “I’ll just try and play regulation golf with a three-shot lead,” he said. “I’ll keep it straight off the tee and concentrate on my own game.

“That’s something I took from my first session with a sports psychologist last Friday. I normally have a level head, but now I feel like my head’s in the right place.”

133 – Vaughn Van Deventer (RSA) 66 67

136 – Samuel Simpson (AM) (RSA) 65 71, Yurav Premlall (AM) (RSA) 65 71

138 – Casey Jarvis (AM) (RSA) 71 67

139 – Ryan Van Velzen (AM) (RSA) 68 71, Casandra Hall (RSA) 69 70

140 – Carlo Heunis (RSA) 69 71

141 – Kyle McClatchie (RSA) 71 70

142 – Jason Froneman (RSA) 73 69

143 – Drikus Joubert (AM) (RSA) 67 76, Matt Saulez (RSA) 69 74

145 – Samual Mc Kenzie (AM) (RSA) 74 71, Saul Moss (AM) (RSA) 69 76, Leon Vorster (RSA) 74 71, Keanu Pestana (RSA) 69 76

146 – Keelan Van Wyk (RSA) 75 71, Jade Buitendag (RSA) 74 72, Slenda Sithebe (RSA) 71 75

147 – John-William Blomerus (AM) (RSA) 69 78, Jancarel Rossouw (RSA) 70 77

148 – Carel Tromp (AM) (RSA) 71 77, Matthew Mortimer (AM) (RSA) 72 76

149 – Nico Els (AM) (RSA) 77 72, Herman Loubser (RSA) 74 75, Francois Blaauw (AM) (RSA) 78 71, Hein Dreyer (AM) (RSA) 78 71, Wynand Potgieter (RSA) 74 75, Xander Prinsloo (AM) (RSA) 75 74, Josh De Aguiar (AM) (RSA) 78 71, Lwazi Gqira (RSA) 78 71

150 – Tyler Johnston (AM) (RSA) 74 76, Paulo Serrao (POR) 77 73, Lincon Cele (RSA) 74 76, Basil Wright (RSA) 73 77, Fritz Orren (RSA) 74 76, Wayne Stroebel (RSA) 75 75, Michael Kok (RSA) 73 77, Simon Du Plooy (AM) (RSA) 75 75, David Koekemoer (AM) (RSA) 76 74

151 – Adam Gamsy (AM) (RSA) 78 73, Gè-Rico Muller (AM) (RSA) 73 78, Mark Fairley (AM) (RSA) 75 76

152 – Bryandrew Roelofsz (RSA) – Cut 75 77

153 – Cameron Gurr (AM) (RSA) – Cut 73 80, Ricky Hendler (RSA) – Cut 76 77, Keegyn Rosslee (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 74, Liam Labuschagne (RSA) – Cut 77 76

154 – Angus Ellis-Cole (RSA) – Cut 75 79, Jared Botha (AM) (RSA) – Cut 81 73, Jason Gilliver (AM) (RSA) – Cut 74 80, Ryan Joyce (AM) (RSA) – Cut 75 79, Jesse Mc Farlane (AM) (RSA) – Cut 76 78

155 – Leon Van Der Walt (AM) (RSA) – Cut 74 81, JP Du Rand (RSA) – Cut 79 76

156 – MS Calitz (RSA) – Cut 75 81, Alkin Barkley (AM) (RSA) – Cut 75 81, Kai-Alexander Brandkamp (RSA) – Cut 79 77, Hendrik Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) – Cut 76 80, Tristan Leonard (AM) (RSA) – Cut 75 81

157 – Pierre Le Roux (AM) (RSA) – Cut 78 79, Ryan Van Rosenveldt (RSA) – Cut 78 79

158 – Duan Nagel (RSA) – Cut 76 82, Marcel Steyn Scholtz (RSA) – Cut 79 79, Handre Truter (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 79

159 – Henning Du Plooy (RSA) – Cut 79 80, Conway Kunneke (RSA) – Cut 80 79, Nathan De Bruyn (AM) (RSA) – Cut 77 82

160 – Pequestro Dyssel (RSA) – Cut 81 79, Brohnan Borrajeiro (AM) (RSA) – Cut 84 76, Chase Paton (RSA) – Cut 80 80, Jonathan George (AM) (RSA) – Cut 82 78

161 – Tristan Eeles (RSA) – Cut 75 86, Clinton Duncan (RSA) – Cut 81 80, Caden Sanders (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 82, Gustav De Lange (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 82, Tiger Malabie (RSA) – Cut 82 79, Ntswelengwe Tsatsimpe (AM) (RSA) – Cut 80 81

162 – Jason Hale (RSA) – Cut 82 80, Gerard Du Plooy (RSA) – Cut 82 80, Shaunak Rama (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 83

164 – Martinus Barnard (RSA) – Cut 80 84, Jeandre Pretorius (AM) (RSA) – Cut 79 85, Christian MacGregor (AM) (RSA) – Cut 82 82, Shanren Brienen (RSA) – Cut 80 84

165 – Tyron Warne (AM) (RSA) – Cut 84 81

166 – Rayne Schlachter (AM) (RSA) – Cut 78 88

167 – Heinrich Bolleurs (AM) (RSA) – Cut 83 84, Pierre Du Plessis (AM) (RSA) – Cut 80 87, Donald Makhafola (RSA) – Cut 81 86

169 – Christopher Constantinou (AM) (RSA) – Cut 83 86

170 – Jaco De La Rey (AM) (RSA) – Cut 89 81, Dechlan Bennett (AM) (RSA) – Cut 84 86

173 – Mchumane Wayiti (AM) (RSA) – Cut 80 93, Nkosikhona Dilla (RSA) – Cut 86 87

WDN – Peet Lion-Cachet (AM) (RSA) – Cut 82 WDN, Brandon Moodley (RSA) – Cut 84 WDN, Andrej Skrbinsek (AM) (RSA) – Cut 87 WDN, Kyle Murphy (RSA) – Cut 81 WDN

N/R – Mohammed Wadee (AM) (RSA) – Cut 93 N/R, Lesego Lekoma (RSA) – Cut 89 N/R

RTD – Gary Jutzen (AM) (RSA) – Cut 84 RTD

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