Bremner has opportunities as rain stops SA Open play

Merrick Bremner still had four holes of his second round to play when play was suspended for the day in the South African Open Championship at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

And while his round was not going quite as swimmingly as his opening course-record-equalling 64, he was still one-under for the day, and the birdie opportunities on the remaining holes could see him edge closer to leader Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Stenson fired a brilliant 65 before the storm set in which caused play for the day to be called off, and he holds a four-stroke edge over countryman Magnus A Carlsson and Bremner.

Bremner started his round on the 10th, and after three pars, his driving became too wayward to sustain, and he carded a double-bogey six on the 13th.

He immediately rectified the damage with three birdies ahead of the turn, and things seemed to have righted themselves for the man who can be frustratingly inconsistent when he birdied the fourth.

But a bogey just ahead of the siren which brought nearly half the field off the course for a premature end to the day saw him back to just one-under for his round – a situation he will be able to rectify after a good night’s sleep and four more holes.

Others within shouting distance of Stenson who were out on the course when the weather intruded upon proceedings were Matthew Carvell on seven-under, and Tommy Fleetwood, Darren Fichardt and Charl Schwartzel on six-under.

Play will resume at 7.30am on Saturday, with the third round getting underway no earlier than 10.30am off two tees.

© 2016 Sunshine Tour. All rights reserved. Website constructed by OCS Sport