Sam Horsfield’s start to his rookie European Tour year came to a grinding halt when the Englishman suffered a late collapse to miss the cut in the $1.2 million Joburg Open in South Africa.
The former Florida University player appeared on track to make his second successive cut after an opening 3-under 68. Three birdies in the first six holes of his second round saw him shoot up the leaderboard. Back-to-back bogeys at the eighth and ninth holes stopped his progress, but he got back on track with birdies at the 12th and 14th holes.
Three under through 14 holes would have seen the 21-year-old into the weekend, but a triple bogey at the 16th wiped out all that good work. He compounded that error with consecutive bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes to return a 2-over 74.
Horsfield, who won the European Tour Qualifying School by eight shots, finished equal 22nd in Mauritius last week and looked a good prospect to do well in Johannesburg. The Ian Poulter protégé will make his next start in the SA Open in January. 
Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen held a one-shot lead over Shubhankar Sharma of India when play was suspended due to a storm. Round 2 will be completed Saturday.