WORLD'S FIRST ONLINE OPEN TEE TIME BIDDING
   
Not a Member yet? Username: Password:      
 
Tour Feeds
Pablo Martin takes South African Open lead, Rd 2


Pablo Martin, Getty Images.

PAARL, South Africa — Spain’s Pablo Martin moved into position for his second straight victory, shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday in the South African Open to take a two-stroke lead over Denmark’s Anders Hansen.

 

Martin, the 23-year-old former Oklahoma State star who won the Alfred Dunhill on Sunday at Leopard Creek, was 11 under after two rounds at Jack Nicklaus-designed Pearl Valley. Hansen shot a 69, and Alejandro Canizares (67) was third at 5 under.

Hansen is in position to become the first player from the northern hemisphere to win the Sunshine Tour money title. A two-time winner in four tour starts, he entered the season finale with $467,823 — $173,370 more than second-place Charl Schwartzel.

Needing a victory to top the money list, Schwartzel followed his opening 77 with a 68 to make the cut by a stroke at 1 over.

 
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
Honored by the Queen
Luke Donald LONDON (AP) -- Luke Donald has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II ... more
A $70,000 Flight of Fantasy
Golf is probably the only sport where the grounds you play the game on can be ev ... more
Nobody Els Makes It Look Easy
"No active player on tour has a better record in The Open than Ernie Els. I ... more