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De Jonge loses ground in World Cup


ZIMBABWEAN golfer Brendon de Jonge lost further ground at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf after firing a one under par 72 in the second round to drop to 40th position on the leaderboard at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia yesterday.


The United States-based star had three birdies and four bogeys on his card yesterday and will resume the third round today on four-over par 146.

He still trails the tournament leader Thomas Bjorn from Denmark by six shots. Björn holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage after another superlative display yesterday.

The 42-year-old Dane added a second round of 68 to his opening 66 to enter the weekend on eight under par, one stroke ahead of American Kevin Streelman.

Home favourite Jason Day shares third place with Portugal’s Ricardo Santos, who signed for rounds of 70 and 69 respectively.

South African golfers are also having a poor tournament in Melbourne with Branden Grace sitting in position 22 on one-under-par while George Coetzee is in position 35 on level par 145.

South Africa-based former Royal Harare Golf Club based golfer Adilson da Silva, who is representing Brazil in on position 21 on one over par 143.

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