Georgiou holds on in Cape Town

2015 Lion of Africa Cape Town Open: Day 2Andrew Georgiou hung tough during the second round of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open on Friday and shot 73 to take up the early lead on nine-under-par.

“I didn’t play great today, but you’ve got to keep yourself in check. We’re still at the top of the leaderboard and I want to keep going,” he said.

The Somerset West local shot a course-record 62 for the first round, but slowed down during his second 18 at Royal Cape Golf Club.

“My two rounds have been 11 shots different, although I hit the ball pretty similar. The putts weren’t going and that stopped the momentum. If you don’t drive it in the fairway then the rest of the game becomes difficult and that was the case today. The conditions were perfect and there was only a one-club wind, but that’s golf,” he said.

The 29-year-old has taken nine top-10s on the Sunshine Tour this year and knew how to handle a tournament as big as the Cape Town Open. He was in position to do well midway through the R1,2-million event.

“It’s a four-day tournament, so you just keep going. We’re at the halfway stage and I’m playing nicely, so I’d like to give myself some more chances and hopefully the putts will drop,” he said.

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