The Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in South Africa has been reduced to 54 holes after another burst of bad weather Saturday; Darren Fichardt and Paul Waring will start the third and final round tied for the lead at 11-under 132.
Darren Fichardt posted a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in round two of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in South Africa, good enough for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead of 11-under 132. UPDATE: Fichardt remained clubhouse leader at close of play Friday although Paul Waring topped the leaderboard on 12-under after 12.
Pars were a rarity for Darren Fichardt on day one at the BMW South African Open, but he made more birdies than bogeys in his 4-under-par 32-36=68 which left him T8 and two behind the leaders at Glendower GC.
Darren Fichardt made a European Tour top five for the first time in over two years thanks to a final round 3-under-par 35-34=69 at the BMW International Open which left him T2 alongside Thorbjorn Olesen on 14-under 274, 3 shots behind winner Henrik Stenson.
Darren Fichardt continued his challenge at the BMW International in Germany by painting a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in round two.
Darren Fichardt cruised Gut Larchenhof in 4-under-par 34-34=68 to end the first round in the top ten at the BMW International Open.
Darren Fichardt had a fine record in the Tshwane Open at Copperleaf, this week he aims to add to that record at Pretoria CC.
Darren Fichardt carded a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in his second round at the Porsche European Open in Germany to reach 8-under 134 at the midpoint.
Darren Fichardt slots in at 115th on the Race To Dubai going into this week's European Tour event, the Made In Denmark.
Darren Fichardt threatened to kick clear of the field at the Open de España before coming apart on the back nine at Real Club de Golf El Prat.
Darren Fichardt stayed strong in the tough afternoon winds to card a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the first round of the Open de España.
Darren Fichardt wobbled late in his round again but is still a leaderboard presence at the Shenzhen International.
Darren Fichardt threatened to end the day as round one leader before settling for a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in his opening round at the Shenzhen International.
Darren Fichardt carries course horse status as the Tshwane Open moves to a different venue this week.