Paul Lawrie has a chance at an ideal end to a strong comeback year after the Scot's 3-under 69 gave him the halfway lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Friday.
Lawrie had just one bogey on another tough day for players on the challenging Gary Player Country Club course and made four birdies for a 4-under-par total of 140.
A major champion over a decade ago, Lawrie had a one-shot lead over Ryder Cup teammate Martin Kaymer heading to the weekend and a chance at a third win this year. They were the only players to break 70 in the second round.
''The course is demanding,'' Lawrie said. ''You have to drive the ball very well and keep the ball in play to give yourself a chance to get it close to the pin. It's a great golf course. So far, so good but a long way to go.''
Kaymer had five birdies in his 69 and only consecutive bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 kept him back. The German sank the putt that retained the Ryder Cup for Europe but despite that golden moment, the former top-r...