The second day of play at Vilamoura Millennium Course has been completed, with scores of 144 (+2) and better making the cut and 66 players going through to play the third and final round.
South African Michiel Bothma maintained his lead after a second consecutive day of good, solid play led to him recording a one under par score of 70. This leaves him with a seven under par total of 135 for the tournament, and gives him a one shot cushion going into the final round. The other overnight leader, David Salisbury (Ballards Gore) did not fare so well, but his second round 77 was still enough to ensure his return on the third day.
As with the previous day, the wind increased in the afternoon making conditions tougher for the latter half of the draw. However, Matt King (Toft Hotel) made the most of the relative clear morning, carding a sensational round of 66 to put him in joint second place with Welshman Kyron Sullivan and Scotland’s Marc Warren.
Graham Rankin (Drumpellier) recorded an impressive second round score of 67, which together with his first round 70 leaves him with a five under par score of 137 and in a strong position for the final round.
Jonathan Herbert takes the credit for the best round of the day, after he stacked up an incredible nine birdies to finish with a nine under par score of 62 and a new course record. Combined with his first round score of 77, Herbert now lies three under par for the tournament with a score of 139.
For full results, visit the Vilamoura event under the Tournaments section.