Scott Jamieson in action in Abu Dhabi
Scott Jamieson in action at Leopard Creek Image Credit: Supplied

Scott Jamieson shot a second round best of the week nine under par 63 along with his opening round of 68 to take a three-shot lead in the €1.5 million Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek CC, South Africa on the DP World Tour.

The 39 year-old Scot who has one DP World Tour title to his name, has shown recent good form with strong finishes in last week’s South African Open as well as last month’s Nedbank Golf Challenge and today’s second round sets a new course record. He claims it is his ‘favourite week and golf course of the year.’

Jamieson opened his birdie account at the par five second before storming into contention with four birdies in a row at the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth.

After sending his tee-shot at the short 12th to around ten feet, he knocked in the birdie putt there to get within one of the lead.

Jamieson then birdied the 13th and 14th to make it three in a row, before getting up and down from a bunker at the short 16th for a sensational par save which kept him two clear of the chasing pack.

A ninth birdie of the day at the 17th sent Jamieson three clear and he safely parred the last for a spotless 63.

In tied second is Nathan Kimsey (Eng), winner of the 2022 Challenge Tour Road to Mallorca Rankings who shot a brilliant five birdie and two eagle 64 that could have been even better, but for a bogey six on the final hole, the third toughest hole of the day, where he overshot the green with his second shot finding water.

Tied second alongside Kimsey are France's DP World Tour Qualifying School graduate David Ravetto and England's Eddie Pepperell who shot 67 and 65 respectively with Pepperell firing a brilliant six birdie – no bogey back nine of 31.

First round leader Dean Burmester (RSA) shot a second round 70 to lie in tied fifth.