George Coetzee fired a bogey-free 64 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Tshwane Open in Pretoria.
The South African, who won this event in 2015, came into the week as one of the favourites on his home course and he lived up to that billing, following up an opening 67 to get to 11 under 131.

Finn Mikko Korhonen and Chile's Felipe Aguilar were his nearest challengers after the trio did battle in the morning session and separated themselves from the rest of the field.
Coetzee started on the 10th and turned in 30 with six birdies before a beautiful tee-shot into the par-three eighth moved him into the lead.
"I'm happy to have posted two pretty good rounds," he told "I'll try and just focus on playing decent golf and posting good numbers for the weekend."
Aguilar had held a share of top spot before he bogeyed the last in a 67, while Korhonen eagled the ninth -- his final hole -- to match Coetzee's 64.
South Africans Louis de JagerJC Ritchie and Justin Walters were at seven under alongside Portuguese Ricardo Gouveia, one shot clear of Scotland's Scott Jamieson and two ahead of English trio Matthew BaldwinLaurie Canter and Sam Horsfield.
Danny Willett was seven shots off the lead but a 68 showed signs of improvement as the 2016 Masters champion made his first cut in three events since returning from a shoulder injury.
He tweeted: "Game feeling good, plenty of reasons to smile."