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Jonathan Caldwell shoots up leaderboard to cruise into weekend at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Jonathan Caldwell cruised through to the weekend after a promising second round at Leopard Creek.
Jonathan Caldwell cruised through to the weekend after a promising second round at Leopard Creek.

Jonathan Caldwell played his way into the top 20 after a positive second round at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

The Clandeboye man is featuring in his first European Tour event for eight years and had been facing a battle to make the cut after a frustrating two over par opening round 74 that featured two double bogey sevens.

Fast forward 24 hours and Caldwell will be much more satisfied with a day's work that yielded a three under par 69 and a lift almost 60 places up the leaderboard and to one under par for the week.

Caldwell won his tour card after a 10-year absence at Q-school earlier this month and made sure he wasn't missing the cut in his first tournament back at the top table with a bogey-free round. Starting on the 10th, he birdied two of his first four holes and added another at the par-four sixth, his 15th hole of the day.

Caldwell is eight shots behind leader Pablo Larrazabal, who added a three under 69 to his opening round 66.

Caldwell's compatriot Cormac Sharvin, however, did not make it through to the weekend, his opening round 80 having left with the Ardglass golfer with it all to do.

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