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8th June 2017 | Big Easy Tour

Meyer leads suspended South to East Challenge

Breyten Meyer will need to come back to Ebotse Links early Friday morning in order to complete his second round of the co-sanctioned Big Easy Tour/MENA Tour’s South to East Challenge however, he comes back with a one-shot lead over 2017-18 Sunshine Tour Q-School winner, Herman Loubser.

19-year-old Loubser took the early clubhouse lead on seven-under thanks to a fine two-under 70 in the cold, windy conditions. His round included four birdies and two bogeys however; it’s the mentality the youngster showed on an icy Thursday on the Highveld, which was most impressive.

“This morning we were first group off so it was tough. We couldn’t feel our hands in the morning and just tried to grind it out,” he said of the conditions at Ebotse.

“To be honest with you, the last few years I’ve not played in a lot of conditions like this. I’ve usually stayed in bed if it was this cold. It reminded me a lot of back when I was younger and sort of just grinding out in this weather, just trying to make pars instead of birdies and it brought back a lot of memories,” he explained referring to the 14-year period of his life he spent living in the Isle of Man before returning to South African shores.

“I’ll see how it goes tomorrow. I’m obviously in a good position and that’s all I could ask for. If I can play the golf I’ve been playing the first two days I’m sure I’ll have a chance,” said Loubser.

Meyer will need to complete holes 17 and 18 early on Friday morning, however, he’s confident it won’t upset his solid play.

“It’s not great having to come off now and be back tomorrow morning. It feels like I’m swinging it nicely and I’m happy with how it went out there today. Tomorrow will be exciting so I’m looking forward to it,” said Meyer.