Evening Times

City slicker Goosen out on his own

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TWICE US Open champion Retief Goosen held off Argentina’s Masters champion Angel Cabrera and last year’s winner Henrik Stenson to lead the Sun City Golf Challenge after the second round.

Goosen shot a fourunder-par 68 to go to seven-under-par overall with Cabrera (67), Stenson (68) and Robert Allenby (70) in a tie for second place on six-under.

American Hunter Mahan and South African Tim Clark are trailing the secondplac­ed trio by three strokes. Northern Ireland’s world No.10, Rory McIlroy, battling an intestinal problem, is propping up the field after a 76 left hime five-over.

“It’s not a bad place to be because it’s tough out there,” Goosen said. “It was very, very hot, especially on the back nine, and the wind is also a problem. It’s very tricky, blowing through the valleys, and it’s not easy.

“The course is drying out, so it will become tougher, and somewhere around 15under could be a winning score.”

McIlroy said: “I’m not feeling too great. I think I’m a bit run down and felt that I’d got ‘jelly legs’.”

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