MALELANE, South Africa — Home favorite Casey Jarvis shot a second straight 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday.
The 20-year-old Jarvis, who turned professional in August 2022, made six birdies and one bogey to reach 10-under overall at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Marco Penge of England was a shot back after matching the lowest round of the day with a 66. He's one stroke ahead of compatriot Paul Waring and South Africans Christo Lamprecht, Charl Schwartzel and Robin Williams.
Jarvis is looking for his first European tour title.
“I keep learning out here as the weekends go by,” he said. “I’m just trying to stay patient at the moment and learn as much as I can.”
Dean Burmester’s bid for a third straight victory on the European tour took a hit when he finished the day with a 73, leaving him eight strokes off the lead.
The No. 77-ranked Burmester is coming off winning back-to-back titles in his home country — at the Joburg Open two weeks ago and the South African Open Championship, also in Johannesburg, last week.
There is another tournament in Africa — the Mauritius Open next week — before the tour takes a break until mid-January ahead of events in the Gulf region.