Defending champion Jbe’ back in contention again

After not having hit a single shot yesterday, defending champion Jbe’ Kruger played himself into contention after completing his second round of the Africom Zimbabwe Open.

Play was once again suspended this morning for an hour and a half after more rain waterlogged the Royal Harare Golf Club. Golf got underway once more at 08h30 with Kruger having to still wait a couple of minutes before being able to tee off.

However, once underway he quickly got into a groove with three unanswered birdies on the front nine. An unfortunate bogey on the 10th was quickly cancelled out by a birdie on the par-three 11th before he added another birdie on the 14th to sign off with his second consecutive four-under par 68.

Kruger is now alone in fourth place, five shots behind Theunis Spangenberg who luckily finished his round just before play was called off yesterday. Darryn Lloyd is still alone in second on 11-under par with Deane Pappas a further stroke adrift.

Kruger actually found it to his advantage that he had no play yesterday after struggling with a slight back injury which he was able to sort out before this morning.

With the second round now complete and a thunderstorm approaching, Tournament Director Gary Todd is unsure whether there will be further play this afternoon. He did explain that the course is heavily saturated and any additional water makes it more difficult to play.

However, should the weather pass there will be further play this afternoon with better weather forecast for tomorrow which means that there could be a fourth round tomorrow afternoon.

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