Madaliso Muthiya and Dayne Moore enhanced their chances of making the cut on Friday after posting favourable scores in round one at the 2015 Mopani/RedPath Zambia Open at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe.
Moore made a dramatic recovery from three-over to finish at one-under, five shots behind South African Theunis Spangenberg.
Muthiya on the other hand was two shots behind Moore on one-over 73.
However, it was not good news for Patrick Mwendapole who tumbled from one-over on his front nine before finishing at 8-over 80 and in danger of not making the cut for the second year running.
But Aaron Simfukwe Jnr put himself in a good position to make the cut with Moore and Muthiya when he finished at four-over.
Meanwhile, the remainder of local field all failed to muster anything below 6-over with the 2015 Zambia Open qualifiers winner Kelvin Phiri finished at 8-over.
Wednesday’s Pro-Am winner Gibson Saloba failed to spark and finished at plus 11.