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South Africa’s Thurston Lawrence takes the lead on a turbulent day at Joburg Open

South African Thurston Lawrence As the upcoming travel restrictions and thunderstorms meant that the second round of the DP World Tour event was turbulent at the opening of the season, he took a four-shot lead at the Joburg Open on Friday.

Rain and Lightning stopped the game for more than two hours, which means that half of the venue has not completed the round and must return before the third round on Saturday.

A sort of A total of 14 golfers withdrew Before the start of their second round, with the British and later European Parliament banning flights from South Africa overnight, the game began and the other seven retired. The athletes hope to leave the country on a flight to avoid having to go into quarantine when returning to Europe.

Lawrence had a great day, catching five birdies and an eagle, just two holes away from the perfect 64, and then bogeyed hard on the 17th hole.

Sibling Zander Lombard After scoring 67 for the second time in a row and participating in the Championship by 8 under par, he ranked second.

The DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour said in a joint statement that in the event of a surge in COVID-19, the Johannesburg Open will be held as planned this weekend, but the rest of the South Africa station has been adversely affected.

The South African Open to be held in Sun City next week has been relegated to the Sunshine Tour, and the prize money has been reduced from US$1.5 million to US$500,000.

“The Alfred Dunhill Championship was originally scheduled to be held at Leopard Creek Country Club from December 9th to 12th, but due to travel restrictions that would adversely affect the venue, it was unfortunately cancelled after a long period of negotiation,” the tour said.

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