Golf - Da Silva maintains Africa Open pace

Adilson Da Silva continued his hot form at the Africa Open to end the second round top of the leaderboard in East London.

The Brazilian held top spot after the delayed first round on Friday and he continued his momentum through the second round, finishing at 14-under.

Before darkness stopped play on Thursday Jaco Van Zyl led the field but the South African had to settle for second behind Da Silva at 11-under in completion of the second round.

"I got a good break yesterday," said Da Silva, who is seeking his first career European Tour win. "It was extremely hard out there for the morning field, and then I got the break and I just started making some putts.

"My putting has been letting me down lately, and it just came alive."

Van Zyl's 67 sees him sit a shot ahead of John Parry (66), who at 10-under has sole possession of third.

Darren Fichardt and Oliver Bekker both hit 67s to take a share of fourth place at minus-8.