“I was very focused from the start. After that 78 in the first round I wanted to bring it back. Today I was just in the zone and I’m very happy that I turned it around. I needed this!” he said.
The determined rookie clawed his way back into the tournament with a Friday 68, making it the weekend on the cut line of two-over.
Myburgh was the first player off on Saturday morning and was greeted by prime conditions at Royal Cape Golf Club. With a birdie at the first he set out to climb the leaderboard and reached the turn in 35.
“Yesterday I was driven to play well, because I haven’t been playing too well this year and I don’t have too many chances left. Making it through the cut and then going low today means a lot for my experience and I feel confident now,” he said.
On the back nine he came alive and followed a birdie at the 10th with an eagle at the 11th. He was striking it too well not to score, and further birdies at the 16th and 18th pushed the 25-year-old up to an early share of fourth.
“My highlight was the eagle on the 11th. I hit driver to the middle of the fairway and then rescue to 20 feet, then I sank the putt,” he said.
Like so many rookies, Myburgh has battled through his maiden year. He wants to end the year on a high note and Cape Town is the place for him to do it.