Omar Sandys faces a field full of SA players who have migrated back to South Africa for the Vodacom Origins of Golf event at Simola Golf Club this week.
He carded his first 65 in nearly a year at Maccauvlei Gofl Club last week in the Sunshine Big Easy Tour event presented by Stonehage, and will use the confidence to challenge players with international experience.
A first round of four-over-par at Maccauvlei made Sandys take extra time on the practice green before day two began.
It paid off when Snadys finished his second round at seven-under-par and earned a share of sixth place at three-under for the tournament.
Sandys was untouchable with his round of seven-under at Maccauvlei, which is the course where Charl and Attie Schwartzel learnt to play. ÂIt is so good to shoot 65 here, to know that IÂve still got it,Â said Sandys.
Aside from the share of sixth at Maccauvlei, Sandys has finished in the top 20 in his last two tournaments, although the highlight of his 2011 season has been a share of 13th at the Telkom PGA Championship.
Sandys has renewed confidence with his latest 65, and the move from tied 49th to tied sixth in one round at Maccauvlei puts him in the spotlight to perform.