Gar­cia’s lead in sun City cut to 1

The Republican Herald - - SPORTS -

SUN CITY, South Africa ( AP) — Ser­gio Gar­cia only just held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen’s sec­ond- round charge took him to within a shot of the Spa­niard at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge on Fri­day.

Gar­cia’s 1- un­der 71 moved him to 9 un­der par over­all, but his four- shot first- round ad­van­tage dis­ap­peared as Oosthuizen made an ea­gle and five birdies in a 67 at Gary Player Coun­try Club.

While Gar­cia bo­geyed three of his last six holes, Oosthuizen came home in 32, with that ea­gle three and two birdies on his back nine.

Gar­cia is seek­ing a third Ned­bank ti­tle but first since 2003.

Rory McIl­roy, who is still in the run­ning to win the Race to Dubai and end the sea­son as Euro­pean No. 1, is tied for 19th af­ter a 1- un­der 71.

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