Brooks extends Durban lead

Daniel Brooks carded a six-under-par 64 to claim a three-shot lead after the second round of the Nelson Mandela Championship.

After the co-sanctioned European-Sunshine Tour event was reduced to 54 holes following several rain delays over the first few days, Brooks carded his second successive bogey-free round after notching a 62 at Tour at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Wednesday.

“It was quite nice going out there today and hitting a few nice shots early on and getting a bit of confidence going,” he said on Saturday morning when he completed his second round.

“I holed a couple of nice putts again, so hopefully we’ll carry that on this afternoon.”

In a tie for second place is Spaniard Jorge Campillo, who carded an 11-under par 59 on Friday, Dawie van der Walt and Matthew Baldwin, both carding 62s.

Local pair Oliver Bekker and Branden Grace is another stroke further behind on 10-under after rounds of 66 at the water-logged course.

“I haven’t been in this position before, so I’ll take whatever happens, because it’s all a learning curve,” Brooke said of his lead in the 54-hole event.

“It will be good fun.”