Bremner thunders into Tshwane Open contention

2015 Tshwane Open: Day 2Merrick Bremner took on Pretoria Country Club on Friday and was rewarded with a round of four-under-par 66 and an early claim to second place at the halfway mark of the Tshwane Open.

“It was a solid performance. I hit the ball well, gave myself opportunities and managed to convert. A lot of it comes from iron play, because I’ve hit a lot of good approach shots this week,” he said.

Bremner’s clubs weren’t the only thing booming in Pretoria on Friday and thunderstorms forced a suspension in play late in the afternoon, but play resumed and the round was completed.

The 28-year-old started early in the morning, made the most of the pristine conditions, and closed the gap between himself and leader Adrian Otaegui to two shots.

“There were sublime conditions this morning and it was good for scoring,” said Bremner. “If you managed to hit some good shots and give yourself opportunities then the number was there,” he said.

Trevor Fisher Jnr and Keith Horne joined a four-way tie for third place on eight-under-par and the pair will look to catch Otaegui over the weekend.

The 36-hole cut was set at level par with 68 players making it to the weekend. It made for an exciting third round.

Bremner will be waiting to see how things play out and the big-hitting Investec player is eyeing a fifth professional title this week. He knows that plenty of golf remains before prizegiving on Sunday.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work with a mental coach, trying to focus on staying in the moment. I’ll stick with my gameplan for the weekend and hopefully continue to give myself chances to score,”  he said.

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