Hurley and Moynihan challenging in Port Elizabeth

Gavin Moynihan with his caddie Alan Nzuzo, a three-handicapper at Port Elizabeth GC. 

West Waterford's Gary Hurley and The Island's Gavin Moynihan are the leading Irish players entering Sunday's final round of the Srixon/Cleveland sponsored Eastern Province Border Strokeplay Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

 Gary Hurley is the leading Irishman after two rounds of the Eastern Province Border Strokeplay Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

Gary Hurley is the leading Irishman after two rounds of the Eastern Province Border Strokeplay Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

Moynihan opened with a five under 67 to set the pace in the morning round in the 54-hole event but it was Hurley who fare better in extremely windy afternoon conditions, adding a 70 to his opening 69 to go into the final round just two shots behind leader Ian Snyman on five under par.

Moynihan is tied for third place with South Africa's Andre Nel on four under 140 after a second round 73 with Naas' Jack Hume the next best of the Irish on two over. 

The nine-strong Irish squad will tee it up in next week's South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club from 3 - 6 February before jetting home.

Srixon/Cleveland EP/Border Championship
3654
Name1ST 182nd 18GROSS3rd 18GROSS
1IAN SNYMAN6869137137
2GARY HURLEY6970139139
3GAVIN MOYNIHAN6773140140
4ANDRE NEL6971140140
5JASON SMITH6873141141
6AUBREY BECKLEY7269141141
7GERLOU ROUX7271143143
8ANDILE ADAM7370143143
9HERMAN LOUBSER7370143143
10LUKE TROCADO6975144144
11JOVAN REBULA7272144144
12TRISTAN STRYDOM7272144144
13JOHAN DU PLESSIS7371144144
14JAMES DU PREEZ7371144144
15SEAN BRADLEY7174145145
16KEEGAN DE LANGE7273145145
17UGO COUSSARD7273145145
18ROMAIN LANGASQUE7372145145
19TEAGHAN GAUCHE7471145145
20JACK HUME7175146146
21PAUL BOSHOFF7373146146
22JADE BUITENDAG7373146146
23NICHOLAS MITCHELL7373146146
24JOHN ROSS GALBRAITH7374147147
25THENIE BEZUIDENHOUT7473147147
26CORMAC SHARVIN7473147147
27DERMOT MCELROY7572147147
28DAVID MEYERS7671147147
29JEONG WEON KO7177148148
30DYLAN NAIDOO7276148148
31MZUYANDA ZINGELA7276148148
32RICHARD BRIDGES7276148148
33DARIN DE SMIDT7178149149
34HENDRICKUS STOOP7376149149
35WERNER VAN WYK7673149149
36RUPERT KAMINSKI7278150150
37DUNCAN VAN DER VYVER7377150150
38KYLE DE BEER7476150150
39SIEGMUND HUMAN7476150150
40ANTOINE KUOCH7476150150
41COLM CAMPBELL7575150150
42HENK GELDENHUYS7674150150
43CARLO O'REILLY7180151151
44LEO MATHARD7378151151
45PAUL FOULQUIE7378151151
46JOHN KEW7576151151
47SIYANDLA NDWANDLA7675151151
48VICTOR VEYRET7675151151
49TEAGAN MOORE7774151151
50MICHAEL HOLDEN7972151151
51ERNEST BOTHA7280152152
52DAVID KONZANI7478152152
53BRYCE MC CABE7676152152
54NIC ELLIOTT7775152152
55DILLON GERMSHUYS7776153153
56DAVID MC INTRYRE7776153153
57MARCO STEYN7776153153
58DIVAN MARAIS7381154154
60PIETIE COETZEE7480154154
61RHEINHAARDT BLAAUW7678154154
62ANDREW VAN DER KNAAP7678154154
63ANTOINE AUBOIN7678154154
64FEZEKILE KANA7777154154
65DEAN MARTIN7777154154
66JEREMY GANDON7777154154
67ROBIN DAWSON7876154154
68NESWILL CROY7975154154
69DWAIN DODD7580155155
70DONOVAN TAM7778155155
71EVANCE VUKEYA7877155155
72NOEL ANDERSON7976155155
73KEEGAN STEYN8174155155
74RUAN CONRADIE8471155155
75LEONARD BEM7482156156
76JACQUES SMITH7680156156
77ELMO BARNARD7779156156
78HANDO BROPHY7878156156
79DEON GERMISHUYS7780157157
80LWAZI GQIRA7879157157
81DYLAN MOSTERT7879157157
82NKOSINATHI DAUWA7978157157
83SEAN COETZEE8077157157
84COLIN BALDIE7781158158
85THOMAS WATSON7979158158
86ALEXANDRE DAYDOU8078158158
87KEVIN SMITH8277159159
88RYAN WILLE8376159159
89KYLE JERVIS7982161161
90JASON TARBOTON8081161161
91NDAVHELESENI MUDAU8378161161
92JACK DUTHIE8280162162
93JASON VILJOEN8379162162
94DANIEL MANTEL8380163163
95CALVIN FERREIRA8679165165
96JOHANN GERMISHUYS8383166166
97CHRISTIAN BASSON8783170170