Huddersfield's Chris Hanson finds spot of trouble at Leopard Creek

Woodsome Hall's Chris Hanson.
Woodsome Hall's Chris Hanson.

AN UGLY seven - his second of the week at a par-5 - and two bogeys pushed Woodsome Hall's Chris Hanson down the leaderboard at Leopard Creek in South Africa.

Hanson, who only won his European Tour card nine days ago, defied his physical and emotional fatigue to comfortably make the cut at the Alfred Dunhill Championship with rounds of 70 71.

He was tied 14th overnight, but he found the going tougher in round three, reaching the turn in two over.

Then - after a birdie at the 14th - the 30-year-old endured a double bogey at the next, an imposing 598-yard par-5.

He commendably showed fine composure to finish with three pars, including at the last, another par-5, which had cost him three shots on days one and two.

His 75 gave him a level-par aggregate of 216.