Fault­less Sad­dier in share of SA lead with Pais­ley

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Adrien Sad­dier of France carded seven birdies and an ea­gle in a fault­less round of 63 for a share of the lead with Eng­land’s Chris Pais­ley at 13 un­der-par af­ter the sec­ond round of the Euro­pean Tour’s South African Open yes­ter­day.

Sad­dier, 25, is yet to drop a shot af­ter 36 holes at Glen­dower and fin­ished birdie-ea­gle-birdie to shoot into the joint-lead of the sec­ond old­est Open cham­pi­onship in the world.

Pais­ley, who shot a 65, caught a hot streak on the back nine as well, card­ing six birdies. His only blem­ish was a dropped shot on the par-five 13th when he found wa­ter off the tee.

Both Sad­dier and Pais­ley are seek­ing their first wins on the Euro­pean Tour and hold a four-shot lead over South African Jac­ques Kruyswijk (67), who is alone in third on nine un­der-par.

Home favourite Bran­den Grace and Amer­i­can Chase Koepka, the overnight joint lead­ers, both shot 71s to slip to five shots off the pace, along with two-time US Open cham­pion Retief Goosen (67).

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