Titch Moore is within touching distance of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open lead as he heads into the final two days. The nine-time Sunshine Tour win has every chance of making good on his desire to win at Royal Cape Golf Club this week, especially after his Friday 67 left him two shots off the pace.
“The course was out there for the taking this morning. I left a few birdies out there, but to get it to nine-under after two rounds is good. I’m in the clubhouse and in good shape halfway through the marathon,” he said.
The Port Elizabeth local has already won twice this season, most notably lifting the Telkom Business PGA Championship in March after he beat Ulrich van den Berg in a five-hole playoff.
Cape Town is a popular hunting ground for the Moore, who finished second at the Vodacom Players Championship in 2000.
“I’ve had some really good finishes here and I’ve finished second at this course before, so hopefully this week I can go one better,” he said.
On Friday the Port Elizabethan carded 33 on the back nine to secure his chance at contending this weekend. He’ll take plenty of confidence from the birdies he made at the 16th and 17th, which show that he can score when it counts.
The next two days will be about giving himself a chance to contend for the title, but if his season is anything to go by then Moore will surely give it a go.
“It all depends on the weather over the next couple of days. If it stays calm then you’ll have to go low, but it’s a course that suits my eye. It’s one of those courses that you can attack quite easily, but there is a lot of risk and reward. If you keep it in play there are low ones available,” he said.