Keeping Score

Daniel Van Tonder surges into lead on European Tour

South African makes 3 eagles en route to 8-under 63 and 3-shot advantage at Kenya Savannah Classic in Nairobi

3: Number of eagles made by South Africa’s Daniel Van Tonder, who shot 8-under 63 in the second round of the European Tour’s Kenya Savannah Classic on Wednesday and opened a three-stroke lead. Van Tonder played a four-hole stretch in 5 under on the front nine at Karen Country Club in Nairobi, then made consecutive eagles on the back nine, on the par-3 11th and the par-4 12th, en route to an 8-under round, 13-under 129 total and three-stroke lead. He played the three par-5 holes in 5 under. Van Tonder, 30, is seeking his first tour victory but has won seven times on his native Sunshine Tour. Scotland’s David Drysdale (65) and South Africa’s Justin Harding (66), who won the Magical Kenya Open only three days earlier on the same course in the Kenyan capital, shared second place at 12-under 130. South Africa’s Darren Fichardt (66), Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura (64) and Sweden’s Niklas Lemke (65) were tied for fourth at 11-under 131 (scores).

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