Karmis, a runner-up at last season’s event held at King David Mowbray, due to the water challenges faced at
Those were followed by another birdie on the fifth after he’d picked up pars on the third and fourth holes respectively.
He held things steady on the final four holes of his front nine, making three straight pars before making further gains on the ninth to turn in 32.
“Today was a lot more difficult than yesterday,” Karmis noted after his round.
“It started pretty well, because there was no wind. But then the wind came up and made it tricky.
“And I think I just got used to having no wind, so I struggled to choose the right bat and the right lines and those sorts of things.”
He managed himself well, however, despite the wind and after the two pars he made on the 10th and 11th holes, played the 12th expertly to pick up a birdie there.
He did not make another birdie until the last hole, and was happy to take home a blemish-free 66.
“I’m very pleased,” he said. “I didn’t make a bogey in the last two days, so that’s good. I putted very well today, and I gave myself some chances for par from the brink and I’m very pleased.”
Taking up the second spot was Andrew Curlewis, whose second-round 64 took his total for the week to 13-under and two shots off Karmis’ lead.
The third position on the leaderboard is occupied by veteran Adilson da Silva, who carded the lowest score of the round, a 63, to total 10-under-par.
He shares that spot with overnight leader Strydom and Thriston Lawrence.
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129 – Peter Karmis 63 66
131 – Andrew Curlewis 67 64
134 – Adilson da Silva 71 63, Jean-Paul Strydom 62 72, Thriston
135 – Hennie Otto 71 64, Richard Bland 66 69, Zander
136 – Jbe’ Kruger 69 67, Madalitso Muthiya 67 69, MJ Viljoen 66 70, Daniel van Tonder 66 70
African News Agency (ANA)