In-form Moynihan lurking again
 Port Elizabeth Golf Club during the 2015 South African Amateur Open. Picture ©  Titleist Africa

Port Elizabeth Golf Club during the 2015 South African Amateur Open. Picture © Titleist Africa

In-form Gavin Moynihan is lurking just four shots behind South Africans Luke Trocado and Rupert Kaminsky in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

Trocado posted a five-under-par 67,while Kaminski from Parkview closed with a flawless 66 to join the Atlantic Beach golfer in pole position at nine-under-par 135.

The pair finished a stroke clear of overnight leader Ewen Ferguson of Scotland and two ahead of Frenchman Ugo Coussard after both signed for 71s.

Moynihan is tied for sixth on five under par 139 after adding a 71 to his opening 68.

Seven of the nine-strong irish contingent made the cut.

With Cormac Sharvin (74) and Gary Hurley (72) tied for 17th on two under and Jack Hume (71. 143), Dermot McElroy (72, 144) and Robin Dawson (72, 145) all made the last two rounds.

But the heroics came from Stackstown's Richard Bridges, who stormed home in five under 31 for a brilliant 69 to make the three over par cut on the mark. 

Whitehead's John Ross Galbraith bounced back, followinghis 81 with a 69. But the Close champ missed out by three while Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell, struck down by 'flu at the weekend, ended up on 151.

 

South African Stroke Play Championship, Port Elizabeth Golf Club (Par 72)

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135 Luke Trocado 69 66; Rupert Kaminski 68 67

136 Ewen Ferguson SCO 65 71

137 Ugo Coussaud FRA 66 71

138 Kyle Barker 69 69

139 Dylan Naidoo 69 70; Gavin Moynihan 68 71

140 Armandt Scholtz 73 67; Jeong Weon Ko FRA 71 69; Craig Ross SCO 70 70; Fezekile Kana 69 71; Johan Germishuys 69 71; Ian Snyman 68 72

141 Tristen Strydom 72 69; Darin de Smidt 70 71; Eric Wowor 67 74

142 Romain Langasque FRA 72 70; Aubrey Beckley 71 71; Ruan Conradie 71 71; Connor Syme SCO 71 71; Rosswell Sinclair 70 72; Daniel Mantel 70 72; Gary Hurley 70 72; Marco Steyn 69 73; Daniel Young SCO 69 73; Cormac Sharvin 68 74

143 Jack Hume 72 71

144 Dermot McElroy 72 72

145 Robin Dawson 73 72

147 Richard Bridges 78 69

CUT (147 or better)

150 John Ross Galbraith 81 69

151 Colm Campbell 77 74