Paul Dwyer and Mark Wilkinson share the lead at two under going into the final round of Q School at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.
Wilkinson was the leader at four under after his opening round on the red course, but he found the blue course a tougher proposition, going through both nines one over par two card a two over round of 73 to drop to two under.
Dwyer (Clitheroe), a regular on both European and Challenge Tours in the last decade, started on the tenth on the red course and was three under for his second round after 14 holes, taking him to five under after his opening effort on Wednesday – but three consecutive bogeys dropped him to two under par.
Three players sit one stroke behind the leading duo – all three of them playing the red course today. Peter O’Keffee and Steven Hume both posted level par rounds of 71 to follow 70s on the first day on the blue course, while Stuart Archibald (Blackmoor GC) undid his good work from his three under opening round, dropping two shots after posting 73.
Sandeep Grewal (Heswell) carded a fine 69 on the blue course to move from two over to level par for the tournament, where he is joined by Rob McGuirk (Princes) whose one under 70 on the blue course today cancelled out his one over opening round of 72 on the red course.
Biggest mover of the day was Duncan Stewart (Grantown on Spey), with a 68 on the blue course to move to one over after a four over 75 opening round – with an eagle at the tenth the highlight for the Scotsman.
The final round begins at 8am on Thursday morning, with 124 players making the cut at nine over after 36 holes. Click on the Score Updates link on the homepage for the order of play and for the final report and scores on Thursday evening.
Date Posted: 08/04/09