Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Bjork, Jamieson still tied for lead at Tshwane Open

Aiken posted 10 birdies during his second round Aiken posted 10 birdies during his second round
Kristopher Love | 05 March, 2017, 06:12

You need to think a bit more.

"I didn't feel any pressure", he said of having been a front-runner since Friday's second round.

"It's always nice to finish with a chip-in out of a bunker and it was a tough bunker shot".

Tour rookie Bjork, who was in a three-way tie for the lead after the first round, kept up his form with a four-under-par 67 which included two bogeys. Campillo finished birdie-birdie-eagle to leap up the leaderboard. "I wasn't at my best there but (Sunday's) another day and I have a chance of winning".

But it is Bjork and Jamieson who are in pole position and discretion was certainly Bjork's friend on Saturday.

Both players bogeyed the par-four 15th but birdied the par-five 18th.

"Yet again I was really good tee to green but I felt as if I left quite a few out there on the greens". "I'm not sure if the practice green's a little quicker than the greens out on the course, but I've heard a few guys say they're struggling to get the ball up to the hole and it's certainly been the case for me", Jamieson said. Thoughts of the European Tour's first sub-60 round subsided coming home as he dropped shots at 11 and 13 but Havret, twice a runner-up on South African soil, got back on the birdie trail at 14 and added another at 17 to record his low round of the season.

Bjork has never won on the European Tour but is confident of changing that this weekend.

Other potential threats to the leaders include Finn Mikko Korhonen, who sits just three behind, as well as Englishman Oliver Fisher, who stormed into contention after a flawless nine-under 62 to sit in a seven-strong group on 10-under.

Eccles received a sponsor's invite to play the event and is making the most of the opportunity, recording a 5-under 66 to be part of a five-way tie for 4 after the opening round at Pretoria Country Club.