The reigning Amateur Championship winner stunned the crowds at Leopard Creek Country Club on day one with a 418-yard drive in his opening 67 and he continued to impress on Friday on home soil.
The 22-year-old made six birdies and three bogeys to get to eight under but revealed he was not satisfied with the way he was playing.
"Tee to green is probably not what I've wanted," he said. "I've hit a lot of good shots but I've hit some really bad ones and I've kind of got away with that a little bit.
"I guess I've been a little bit lucky on some holes for sure but I've used that luck, I've played really smart golf.
"My swing is not where I want it to be right now... but I've been scoring really good, making a lot of crucial putts and I'm just missing it in the right places fortunately."
The big hitting 6ft 8in Christo Lamprecht leads the way in South Africa 💪#DunhillChamps— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) December 8, 2023
Lamprecht has enjoyed a stunning 2023, following up that victory at Hillside by taking Low Amateur honours at The Open Championship.
And he is now looking to top it off by becoming just the fourth amateur winner in DP World Tour history and first since Shane Lowry in 2009.
"Last week at the SA Open I didn't play too great and I didn't have a chance to play the weekend so I'm looking forward to playing this weekend and putting a good showing in," he said.