Marc Cayeux took over at the top of the leaderboard when the rain-delayed second round of the Stanbic Zambia Open was completed in Lusaka this morning.
The man from Zimbabwe birdied two of his closing holes for a 66, which matched the best-of-the-day return of England’s Ben Mason, who was among those who finished on Friday.
It took Cayeux to 11 under par 135 and saw him leapfrog Mason and Richard Sterne from South Africa, who temporarily shared the lead on 10 under when play was suspended at dusk yesterday.
Cayeux, who began his round at the tenth yesterday, covered both nines in 33 strokes with an eagle, six birdies and just one dropped shot. The eagle came at the 13th where he hit driver, eight iron to 12 feet.
First round leader, Mark Murless slipped back with a 72 along with fellow South Africans Titch Moore (69) and Rudi Whitfield (71) in joint fourth place on 137, nine under, along with three Englishmen, Denny Lucas and Simon Wakefield, who completed their rounds on Friday, and Gary Birch Jnr, who completed a 69.
The cut came at two under par with 66 players surviving for the final two rounds. Among those who missed out was England’s Andrew Sherborne, a winner on the Challenge Tour last year, who finished a shot too many on 145 after a 73.