Saturday, 21 January 2012
Branden Grace  (Getty Images)
Branden Grace (Getty Images)
Tough conditions over The Links at Fancourt led to high scoring as Brendan Grace tried to defend a four shot lead at the Volvo Golf Champions.

The wind was blowing strongly by the time Grace teed off and although he bogeyed the first after driving into a bunker it was not a bad effort compared to his closest overnight challengers.

Thomas Aiken took six and Lee Slattery a triple-bogey seven, losing his first ball in the bushes on the left and then three-putting.

Into second place came Retief Goosen, a birdie on the second putting him seven under and four back.

Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal, seven under and fourth at halfway, had to take a penalty drop after also finding the bushes on the first, but a pitch to three feet salvaged a bogey five and he was actually up to joint third.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
-ELS, ErnieRSA-12
-GOOSEN, RetiefRSA-12
-GRACE, BrandenRSA-12
-OLAZÁBAL, José MaríaESP-8

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