Shaun Norris was absolutely flawless in the second round of the Steyn City Championship, firing a 62 to lead the way after 36 holes.
Norris, who is yet to win on the DP World Tour, made four birdies on his opening nine, but it was his back nine where things began to heat up.
The 39-year-old made four more birdies and an eagle on the 16th hole at The Club at Steyn City to card a round of 10-under-par to take a three-shot lead on 18-under-par.
Norris won the Japan Open Golf Championship in 2021 which meant he crept into the top 100 in the world rankings and he is still ranked at number 85.
He is currently three shots ahead of fellow South African James Hart Du Preez. He has averaged over 317 yards off the tee this season and this helped him to a bogey-free 66 on Friday.
His round of 6-under-par has put him on 15-under-par at the halfway stage. Dean Burmester is another player who is leading the charge for South Africa.
Burmester made five birdies on his front nine, but on the 10th and 11th holes, he made back to back eagles on first a par-5 and then a par-4.
The two-time DP World Tour winner reached 13-under-par with his score of 7-under-par. Joachim B. Hansen is the highest non-South African golfer on the leaderboard so far along with Sebastian Soderberg.
The Danish star shot 8-under-par and on Friday which included eight birdies and no bogeys. He and Soderberg are on 12-under-par and six shots behind Norris.