After a challenging second round in rough conditions in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seven South African golfers missed the cut at this year’s second major, the PGA Championship.
Only four players from the 11 South Africans who played at the Southern Hills on Thursday will play on Saturday and Sunday.
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With a cut of +5, the following SA golfers were unable to make it through the weekend: Branden Grace (+5), Christian Besuidenhout (+6), Dean Burmester (+7), Danny van Tonder (+9), Garik Higa (+10), Oliver Becker (+10) and Eric van Rouen (+11).
Other celebrities who missed out were Patrick Cantley (+11), Sergio Garcia (+7), Scott Scheffler (+6), reigning Masters champion, and Henrik Stanson (+5).
The rest of the golfers are chasing young American star Will Zalataris, who was in great shape on Friday in the second round, where he scored 65, five less to lead at -9.
In second place is the unpredictable Mitt Pereira of Chile with -8, after second round 64, six below par.
The four South Africans who came out on top were the winners of the major competitions, Charles Schwarzell and Luis Ostheisen with +4, 13 shots from the pace, and Justin Harding and Sean Norris with +3.
The third round is on Saturday, and the final one is on Sunday.