“I decided to get off to a safe start and it played according to plan. I made a couple of nice early pars and settled my way in. I knew that I was swinging it nicely throughout the week, so I wanted to let go on the back. Good shots can get rewarded if you’re going at the flags,” he said.
On Saturday the 25-year-old took his time acclimatizing to Royal Cape Golf Club, but once he got comfortable the scoring started. By the 54-hole mark he held third on eight-under-par, five shots behind leader Tjaart van der Walt and three behind Hennie Otto, who will lead the chase on Sunday.
“They’re two of the older statesmen and two of our top players, so we’ll wait and see,” said Harvey. “I like to think I can give them a good run if I get off to a decent start and I feel like I’m playing well enough to maybe ruffle some feathers,” he smiled.
Harvey will tee off at 11h46 on Sunday, one match behind the leaders.
Photo: Chad Fanaroff