Englishman Daniel Wardrop leads the MarHall.com Scottish Classic by one shot to Scotlandâ€™s Wallace Booth after shooting a second-round four-under-par 66 to move to eight under.
Wardrop (Didsbury Golf Club) registered the same score in his opening round on Wednesday (August 8) but the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour event is set for an exciting climax on Friday (August 10) with four golfers just two shots behind Wardrop.
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The Manchester golfer opened his second round with a bogey at the tenth but took his card below par with birdies at 14 and 15. Two more pairs of back-to-back birdies â€“ at the first and second and sixth and seventh â€“ were only slightly marred by a bogey five at the fourth and Wardrop concluded the day in pole position.
Booth (Comrie Golf Club) also began his second round on the 10th tee and was three under par when he turned home after notching up successive birdies at 13, 14 and 15. He added two more at one and three but was set back by a double bogey on the fourth. He made amends with birdies at the seventh and ninth to sign for a second-round 65 when he returned to the clubhouse, putting him seven under par having shot a 68 on Wednesday.
Four golfers are tied for third, two shots behind Wardrop. Darryn Lloyd (Acrabuild ltd) and Michael McGeady (McCambridge Duffy) both shot second-round 66s to add to their opening-day 68s while Robert Harris (Francis Kirk & Son) and Martin LeMesurier carded 67s to match their first-round scores.
Lloyd, McGeady and Harris each registered five birdies in their second round, with Lloyd bogeying the fourth and McGeady the fifth. Harris dropped shots at four and 12. LeMesurier, who is currently fourth on the Order of Merit, shot four birdies and a bogey on his way to 67.
Finishing high up the leaderboard on Friday would help Elliot Saltman (Archerfield Links) cement his place in the all-important Order of Merit top five. He is tied for seventh with James Scade (Ingrebourne Links), three strokes off leader Wardrop.
Overnight leaders Duncan Stewart (Grantown on Spey) and Warren Harmston (Wentworth Golf Club) both dropped down the leaderboard with above-par second rounds. Stewart was one over par 70 for the day and is one of seven golfers four strokes off the lead, while Englishman Harmston is a further shot from the top after a second-round 72, two over par.
A cut to the leading 50 players plus ties has been made, with all golfers who are level par or better after 36 holes proceeding to play Fridayâ€™s final round.
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