Moolman pulls clear at the VOG Western Cape as O’Donovan misses the cut

Rian Noctor

Richie O'Donovan (Photo Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour)

Richie O’Donovan saw a seven-stroke improvement on the second day at the VOG Western Cape on the Sunshine Tour, but sadly, there was too much work to do and the Lucan native missed the cut.

Peter Moolman followed his first round 66 with a six-under-par 65 to take a six shot lead into the final round.

Moolman combined nine birdies with three bogeys in a colourful round to pull away from the rest of the field at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate. The South African got off to a tough start, going bogey-birdie-bogey but burst into life with four birdies in a row from the fifth to the eighth. After birdies  on 14 and 15, Moolman finished the round as he started with a bogey for an eleven-under-par total.


Fellow countryman Albert Venter is Moolman’s nearest challenger after a second round three-under-par 68, which included four birdies and one bogey. Kyle Barker shot an impressive four-par 67 to climb into third place on four-under-par. Both Venter and Barker will hope for rounds in the low 60s’s on the final day in order to chase down Moolman.

Nikhil Rama, Martin Rohwer and Cj du Plessis sit in a tie for fourth, with the trio on a three-under-par total. There is a seven-way-tie for 7th place on two-under-par, with one of those players hoping for a record breaking day on Sunday to break out of the pack for an unlikely challenge.


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