Dunne rallies in South Africa but faces tough Friday

Dunne rallies in South Africa but faces tough Friday
 Pretoria Country Club.

Pretoria Country Club.

Paul Dunne rallied after a horror start but a two-over-par 73 leaves the Greystones man three strokes outside the projected cut in the Tshwane Open in South Africa.

The former Walker Cup player bogeyed five of his first seven holes but came back with three birdies in the next six and the followed a bogey at his 15th hole with a closing birdie.

It all added up to a two-over-par 73, which leaves Dunne tied for 103rd with the cut projected to fall at one-under-par at Pretoria Country Club.

Darren Clarke shot a three-over-par 74 as Sweden's Alexander Bjork, France's Gregory Havret and South Africa's Hayden Porteous carded six-under 65s to lead by one from a five-strong chasing group.

Tshwane Open, Pretoria Country Club (Par 71)

1 Gregory Havret -6 65
1 Haydn Porteous -6 65
1 Alexander Bjork -6 65
4 Duncan Stewart -5 66
4 Mikko Korhonen -5 66
4 Justin Walters -5 66
4 Ben Eccles -5 66
4 Toby Tree -5 66
9 Matthew Southgate -4 67
9 Jorge Campillo -4 67
9 James Morrison -4 67
9 Scott Henry -4 67
9 Peter Karmis -4 67
9 Scott Jamieson -4 67
9 Garth Mulroy -4 67  

T106 Paul Dunne +2 73
T117 Darren Clarke +3 74