CARNOUSTIE – Zander Lombard said he hoped to continue a summer to remember for South Africa, as he remained in contention on four-under in sixth position at the halfway stage of The Open at Carnoustie on Friday.
Though he was tied for the lead with three holes to play, Lombard dropped shots on 16 and 17 to fall back to level par for the day. Compatriot Erik van Rooyen was tied on the same score.
His battling finish, however, did not dampen his spirits.
“It’s been a South African summer in Scotland, and it’s even been warm and sunny. We’re a great group of guys and we motivate each other,” said Lombard in reference to the top SA performances in Scotland over the last month.
Martin Vorster won the Junior Open at St Andrews earlier this week, and Brandon Stone won the Scottish Open with an incredible final round 10-under 60 last week.