|Euan Walker & Jim Johnston|
The winner of last weeks African Strokeplay Championship, Walker continued in the same vein in the 36 hole qualifying event this week, posting an 8 under par 36 hole total of 136, with rounds of 71 & 65, to finishing two off the pace to qualify in fourth place for the matchplay stages.
Fellow Ayrshire player Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) also qualified for the matchplay, finishing in joint nineteenth spot on two under par, after rounds of 70 and 72 for a 142 total.
In the first round of the matchplay, Johnston was forced to withdraw through injury, but Walker stormed into round 2 with a 7 & 6 victory over Tiarnan McLarnon of Massereene Golf Club.
In the second round of matchplay on Wednesday 20th February, Walker will face Deon Germishuys of Strand Golf Club