Basson makes move in Zambia

2015 Lion of Africa Cape Town Open: Day 1Christiaan Basson carded a five-under-par 67 in round two of the KCM Zambia Open to jump into second position behind Jacques Blaauw at Nchanga Golf Club.

Basson’s round included seven birdies and two bogeys, however he was particularly happy the way he finished his second round.

“I started off quite solidly, made a birdie at number two and around the turn I got a couple of birdies too. I stumbled a little bit in the middle of my back nine but I got it back immediately, so I was happy with the way it went out there today,” he explained.

Blaauw currently leads the tournament on 14-under-par – seven shots ahead of Basson – however, the afternoon field is still set to come in.

“I wasn’t really thinking about my position on the leaderboard. I tried to go out there and hit shot-for-shot and tried to limit the mistakes,” said Basson.

“The golf course does suit my eye – it’s not too long. I think it suites my game and I can hit a lot of short-irons into the par-fours and the par-fives aren’t overly long, so I enjoy it,” he explained.

With players struggling to score around Nchanga Golf Club, Basson believes the birdies will come if he remains patient.

“I think you’ve really just got to stay patient out there. There are going to be one or two bad bounces, but if you’re patient there are birdies out there,” he said.

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