Andrew Curlewis has played at the coast since he was a youngster and knows how to deal with the wind, but didn’t expect to face that challenge during the second round of the Nedbank Affinity Cup at Lost City Golf Course on Wednesday.
“It’s the first time around this course that I’ve had to use my imagination so much. Even for me, coming from the coast, there were some spooky shots out there.
“You think the wind is from one direction, but with the valleys and hills it swirls all over. Every shot is different and if you relax for one minute then you’ll get penalized,” he said.
The 32-year-old was able to handle the blustery conditions better than most and carded 72 for the second round, thereby remaining in a share of second place on six-under-par.
“We managed to get it around and I’ll take level par. If you can shoot any under par then you’ve played very well. Let’s hope nobody goes too low this afternoon and we have a good shot at the title tomorrow,” he said.
The three-time Sunshine Tour winner shared second at the Nedbank Affinity Cup in 2011 and was runner up at the Sun City Challenge at Lost City Golf Course earlier this year.
“I think this course owes me a win – I’ve had a few seconds and thirds around here. We’ll peg it up tomorrow and see what happens,” he said.