By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA –
DAYNE Moore is the sole Zambian left standing out of the 20 local entries after making the final cut at the 2018 Mopani/Redpath Zambia Open at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe while defending champion Riekus Nortje tumbled out of the tournament.
Moore finished at one-under 145 after two rounds and on level par for Friday, three shots within the cut pegged at four over.
“I just have to keep the momentum from how I finished today. I kind of found the rhythm today. I just have to keep the same tomorrow. I just worked more on routine process, that kind of thing. The thing is I just had to think a lot in the first nine, in the second nine I took things easy,” Moore said.
But out is Madalisto Muthiya and Patrick Mwendapole who carded six-over and 23-over respectively.
“I played well all week but I have been very wasteful with my opportunities especially on the fairways, missing greens and making bogeys. I was doing good things but not getting the right results. Contrary to the goals I set, I am disappointed,” Muthiya said.
And defending champions Norjte also carded six over despite improving with a Friday score of one-under.
Meanwhile, the lead changed hands with Rourke van der Spuy of South Africa taking the overnight lead into the penultimate day of the Mopani/Redpath Open.
Van der Spuy took a two shot overnight lead when he carded a seven under 137 in all most flawless fashion with just one bogey on the 14th that he compensated with six birdies.
Justin Harding, the 2012 champion, dropped to fifth and was two shots behind his compatriot.