Better to be lucky than good, right?
Thomas Detry has been good through nearly two rounds at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but had quite a lucky break Friday.
On the 17th at Gary Player Country Club, Detry's tee shot sailed left and into the water. Rather than taking a drop from the lateral hazard, he re-teed and again hit his drive left. It appeared to be headed for the water hazard yet again, when, somehow, it hit a flag pole and bounced back into the rough.
When Detry stepped on the tee, he was sitting at 10 under, but double bogey to drop back to 8 under. To make matters worse, Detry closed with a bogey at the last to card a second-round, 1-under 71 that certainly could have been much better.
Still, Detry finds himself just four back of leader Zander Lombard heading to the weekend in South Africa.