Meltham golfer Jamie Bower will be looking to improve in the second round of the Cape Province Open in South Africa.
The 22-year-old Huddersfield player won his second tournament in South Africa at the weekend when he produced a superb performance at Mossel Bay to add the Southern Cape Strokeplay title to his Gauteng North Open crown he had already won.
Bower won by three shots, firing a 12-under total of 276 for the four rounds, finishing with a four-under round of 68 to finish clear of home-country player Jovan Rebula.
And he was six clear of the third placed Luke Jerling from Port Elizabeth after scoring rounds of 70, 68, 70 and 68.
However, his opening round at the Kingswood Estate and George Golf Club proved to be a battle to make up for a hesitant start to the Cape Province Open.
He began the round with a bogey five and, despite pulling the shot back, went into the turn having dropped another shot.
Bower kept the second round very tidy and consecutive bridies saw him down to one under after 14 holes.
And the England amateur international completed the rest of the round to be tied in 25th place on one under.
Bower was left looking to make up ground on a leaderboard top heavy with home golfers as Herman Loubser led the way on seven under from Christopher Daniel van der Merwe, a shot behind, and Tristen Strydom on five under.
After the Cape Province Open, Bower will head for his final tournament on his six-week trip with the South African Amateur to be played from Sunday, February 28 to March 4 again at the George.