Gregory Bourdy continues to hold the lead at the Irish Open in Portrush, County Antrim, with a solid second round building on his superb effort on the opening day.
The Frenchman fired a five-under 67 to reach 12 under the card overall. He could hardly have started better - making an eagle three at the second hole and a birdie to follow on Friday (local time) - before trading bogeys and more birdies in an attacking display.
Mark Foster sits in outright second position just one shot back following his faultless five-under 67. While the Englishman finished with the same score as Bourdy, their contrasting performances was evident from the fact Foster notched 13 pars to Bourdy's eight.
Another Englishman, Paul Waring, lit up the Royal Portrush Golf Club course with an excellent 65 to be equal third at ten under. He sits alongside Italian Lorenzo Gagli and the Republic of Ireland's Padraig Harrington.
Matthew Zions is the leading Australian in a share of tenth position at seven under the card. He followed up a strong 66 on the opening day with a more inconsistent round of 71.
Brett Rumford, Andrew Dodt and Richard Green missed the cut.