Sullivan takes outright lead at South African Open

Johannesburg, South Africa ( – Andy Sullivan carded a
second-round, 2-under 70 on Friday and he will take a 1-shot lead into the
weekend at the South African Open Championship.

Sullivan, who finished the first round tied atop the leaderboard with Jbe
Kruger, finished 36 holes at 8-under-par 136. The 28-year-old Englishman has
never won on the European Tour.

South African Charl Schwartzel fired a 3-under 69 at Glendower Golf Club,
which was good enough to put him alone in second place at 7-under 137.

Also playing on their home soil, JJ Senekal (67) and Colin Nel (70) are tied
for third at 6-under 138 with Lasse Jensen (71).

Kruger struggled on day two, finishing with an 8-over 80, dropping him all the
way into a tie for 58th at 2-over 146, just putting him above the cut line.

Five-time champion Ernie Els began the day tied for second and just one shot
back, but he also ran into trouble and shot a 5-over 77. The 45-year-old South
African is tied for 36th at even-par 144.