Thursday, February 11, 2016

Savage back in form to share lead in African 

open amateur with six-under 138

Cawder's Jamie Savage has returned to the form that won him the Irish open amateur title and other titles a couple of years ago to figure in a five-way tie for the halfway lead in the African men's open amateur championship at Leopard Creek.

Savage, pictured, with scores of 71 and 67 (36-31) is on six-under-par 138 alongside South Africans Kyle McClatchie, Jason Rossiter and Albert Venter as well as England's Jamie Bower.
Savage notched six birdies in a seven-hole purple patch from the 11th to the 17th holes.
Craig Ross, leading Scot at the end of the first round, dropped back from a 66 to a 73 and is tied sixth on 139.
Jack McDonald (73-70) and Connor Syme (73-70_) are tied 12th on 143. Calum Fyfe is joint 21st on 145 with scores of 75 and 70.
Nairn youngster Sandy Scott and Walker Cup player Grant Forrest are tied 23rd on 146. Scott birdied the last two holes for a second-round 70 while Forrest improved by eight shots with a 69.
Left-handed Scottish champion Bob MacIntyre from Oban has had scores of 77 and 72 for 149 and joint 42nd place.
Scott Gibson is the worst placed Scot in 79th position in a field of 88 players. He has scored 86 and 73 for 159.





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