Joburg Open. It's Still Sterne. February 08 2013

Richard Sterne   (Getty Images) Richard Sterne / Getty Images Richard Sterne still leads at the halfway stage of the Joburg Open, a European Tour event, after a -7 under par round 65 on the tougher East Course  saw him join compatriot Trevor Fisher Junior at the top of the leaderboard at -15 under par. Richard knows there is a long way to go, but is happy he is not behind and having to chase; " I did the right things and putted well, it's nice to not be behind going into the weekend. It won't be easy on the weekend, the players that are five or six back can catch us as well. Charl's there, George is due a win, so it's a long way from over." Trevor Fisher Jnr, named Player of the Year on the Sunshine Tour, shot a round of 62 on the West Course, with seven birdies and an eagle on his card, to go with his opening round on the East Course of 66, for his -15 under par total. Trevor was happy with his good round; " It was a great day out there, everything just happened for me and I sank the putts I needed to sink. I was happy and patient with myself, walked slow and did everything slow and it was just a good day." George Coetzee had a good day and came within a shot of two-time winner Charl Schwartzel’s course record, but at -12 under par for the tournament is still three back of the leaders. It is all South Africans at the top of the leaderboard, nearest foreign player is Felipe Aguilar from Chile, who is in a tie for fourth place at -10 under par. Yesterdays first round tied leader, German Maximilian Kieffer, could only manage a par round on the more difficult East Course, and is now back tied for 11th place.