Charl Schwartzel Shares Lead At Alfred Dunhill Championnship

Charl Schwartzel

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2011 Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel fired an -8 under par 64 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday to grab a share of the lead with Frenchman, Gregory Bourdy. Bourday shot 65 at the Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa to match Schwartzel as both enjoy a four stroke lead over third place Darren Fichardt from South Africa.

Schwartzel put an exclamation mark on his bogey free round with an eagle three at the final hole. He got off to a great start with birdies at one and two, making the turn at 32. The 28 year old, from Vereeniging, South Africa has been on a roll since finishing 5th at the SA Open Championship back in November. He finished in a tie for third place at Dubai with Luke Donald. He is currently 23rd in World Rankings, and 16th in the Race to Dubai.

Bourdy also kicked off his second round with birdies at the first two holes, but gave on back at three. He picked up an eagle two at the par four 6th hole, and after making the turn at 30, he would only pick up two more birdies on the back nine at 13 and 14. The 30 year old from Bordeaux, France is currently 184th in world rankings, and has won three times on the European Tour.

Last weeks winner, and current Race to Dubai leader, Scott Jamieson fired a -2 under par in the second round getting his total score to -6 for the tournament, and seven strokes off the pace.

Picked by many to win the Alfred Dunhill, Louis Oosthuizen fired a one over par 73 in the first round, but has made the turn in the second round at -3 on the day, and tied at this writing for 39th place. He has not yet finished his round, and is still on the course.

There is only one American in the field this weekend, and that is Peter Uihlein. Uihlein shot a -2 70 on day one, and is currently on the course, beginning his day at the tenth hole. He one over par, and made the turn at one over par.

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