Defending champ Horne makes Telkom PGA Championship cut

Defending champion Keith Horne was one of nearly 30 players who had to return to the course early on Saturday morning to complete his weather-delayed second round in the R3.75-million Telkom PGA Championship.

He managed to make birdie on the 18th to join 76 other players who made the cut at one-under-par 143, 11 shots off the pace set by joint leaders Jaco van Zyl and Dylan Frittelli around the Woodmead layout at Country Club Johannesburg.

Also elbowing his way into a spot in the weekend mix was world number 50 Richard Sterne, the winner of the Joburg Open. He has battled jetlag to stay in the tournament after returning from last week’s World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in the United States.

His share of 12th there elevated him into the world’s top 50 – a position which he needs to hold or improve by April 1 in order to get an invitation to the year’s first major, the Masters. A good performance over the weekend will get him some valuable world ranking points for that quest.

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