He’s had two top 10s in his last five outings on the Sunshine Tour, and Jared Harvey is firmly in contention heading into the final round of then R700,000 Sun Windmill Challenge at Bloemfontein Golf Club.
The 27-year-old from Durban who plays out of Mount Edgecombe has had two wins on the Big Easy Tour, but has yet to break through on the Sunshine Tour, with three second-place finishes taking him agonisingly close to the winner’s circle.
“I’ve kind of been there or thereabouts a couple of times, but not really featuring at the highest level where I would obviously like to be,” he said. “So this week is a nice step in the right direction, being in a good position for the final round.”
He carded a second round five-under-par 67 on Thursday, to go with his opening 68, leaving him just three strokes adrift of leader Rourke van der Spuy and poised to strike.
“I was very happy with my second round,” he said. “I felt like a got a lot out of my first round, and I felt like my second round was a lot more solid and that got rewarded. I felt like my play deserved a 67.
“This week, my putting’s pretty solid. It’s probably the best I’ve putted in a long time. I tend to be a good ball striker and I tend to hit a lot of greens in regulation, so when I complement that with decent iron play and start holing some good putts, which I have this week, then I start seeing some good scores.”