Alfred Dunhill Championship. Madsen and Schwartzel Tied at the Top November 29 2013

Charl Schwartzel and Morten Ørum Madsen are tied at the top of the leaderboard in the South African Open at Leopards Creek Country Club. Charl Schwartzel  (Getty Images) Charl Schwartzel / Getty Images Charl shot another -4 under par 68, this time bogey free, in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship to reach -8 under par and join Morten at the top of the leaderboard. Morten achieved his maiden European Tour victory at last week’s season-opening South African Open Championship, playing alongside former Masters Tournament champion Charl in the final group on Sunday. Last year Charl won this title by a margin of twelve shots,and although he now shares the lead he was not happy with his round; “Last year was quite a high standard, but I must say the course is playing more difficult. Towards the end I hit the ball a little bit better, but in the beginning I wasn’t very comfortable with the whole thing. You just adapt a little bit and hit slightly different lines. They’re not necessarily going to give you birdies, but they also keep the bogeys off the card. If I can feel a bit more comfortable, then I’ll hit more aggressive lines then I might make a few more birdies. It’s just one of those courses where the targets I look at are all in the right places, and also, I’ve got comfortable on these greens.” Overnight leader Morten is full of confidence following last weeks win, but could only manage to record a -1 under par 71 in the second round. Two bogey's and two double bogey's took care of his otherwise decent round; “I’ve got a bunch of confidence right now, I really believe that I’m going to hit good shots on pretty much every shot. I’ve heard it’s tough to come out the week after you’ve won and play well. I felt pretty good building up to this week and I just wanted to go out there and put some solid shots together. I wasn’t expecting to go out and shoot 65 today. I knew I was playing well, so I wanted to put a decent round together. I won last week and I’m over the moon happy, so everything that happens this week is icing on the cake. I’m just trying to enjoy the ride.” Tied in third place at -7 under par are Søren Hansen and Ross Fisher, the former Ryder Cup pair climbing up the leaderboard with rounds of -7 under par 65, which is a great improvement from the opening rounds of even par they carded yesterday. The leaderboard is nicely squeezed together here, making this a very interesting competition, unless somebody scores well on moving day tomorrow, Saturday, the final round will be a nervous affair. There is a good chance that Charl and Morten will be together again in the final round.