Coetsee grabs 1-shot lead in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa ( – Wallie Coetsee carded a 6-
under 65 in Friday’s second round and he moved one stroke clear of the field
at the Joburg Open.

Coetsee, who has missed the cut in his last two European Tour starts, finished
36 holes at 12-under-par 131. He played the West Course at Royal Johannesburg
& Kensington Golf Club in round two.

The first two rounds were played on the par-71 East Course and the par-72 West
Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. The East Course will host
the final two rounds.

Seven of the next nine players behind Coetsee played the East Course in the
second round.

Simon Dyson (67), Garth Mulroy (68) and Tjaart van der Walt (69) share second
place at minus-11. Van der Walt had moved to 12-under, but he bogeyed the 17th
to slip back into second place. All three players competed on the East Course
on Friday.

Niclas Fasth (67) and Anthony Wall (66) are tied for fifth at 10-under 133.

First-round leader Nic Henning mixed two birdies, a double-bogey and six
bogeys in a round of 6-over 78. He ended two rounds at 3-under-par 140.