Consistency keeps van Zyl in contention at Killarney

Jaco van Zyl finished day two of the Irish Open at two-under-par after carding another round of 70 at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.

Van Zyl’s start at one-under was displaced by a bogey on the first before a solid birdie on the 351 metre par-four second reined his score back to level-par for the day.

He did well to birdie the seventh, which he bogeyed yesterday, but van Zyl had already dropped a shot on the fourth and made the turn at level-par for the second day.

Van Zyl had trouble with the 13th and dropped a shot, but repeated yesterday’s finish with birdies on the 14th and 16th holes to close the day at one-under-par.

The Dainfern Country Club professional ends day two in a tie for 35th with his tournament score of two-under-par, but lies seven shots behind leader Jeev Milkha Singh.

Countryman Keith Horne began the South African charge, but finished his second round at level-par after a disappointing bogey on the 18th. Horne retains his tournament score of one-under-par.

Van Zyl has closed with birdies on the 14th and 16th for the second time, and should he control Killarney’s front nine he will reap the rewards of scoring well after making the turn.

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