Schwartzel joins Madsen at the top

Morten Orum Madsen produced an eventful round to stay in front at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, but Charl Schwartzel is keeping him company.

The duo will be the last pairing out at Leopard Creek on Saturday morning after they finished with a total of eight-under-par 136.

Having carded an opening round seven-under-par 65 on Thursday, Madsen had to settle for a second round of one under 71 that included two double bogeys, two bogeys, an eagle and five birdies.

The Dane, who won the South African Open last week, started on the back nine and it all went wrong on the par-5 13th as he dropped two shots, but he quickly made up for it with three birdies before the turn.

He was a roll as he eagled the par-five second hole, but lost his way again as he went bogey, bogey, double bogey in his next three holes. He birdied two of the final four holes to end the day under par.

Defending champion Schwartzel enjoyed less adventurous day as he produced a flawless four-under-par 68 to claim a share of top spot.

Ross Fischer and Soren Hansen produced the rounds of the day as their seven-under-par 65s saw them move into a share of third place. Englishman Fischer, who started on the back nine, had an eagle at the 18th, but he immediately threw it away at the next hole as he double bogeyed the first while Hansen dropped a shot at the fifth.

South African Tyrone van Aswegen and Richard Finch of England are another shot back at six under with Danny Willet part of a group of five at four under.