Sweden’s Niclas Johansson fired a 68 to open up a commanding four stroke lead at the halfway mark of the The European Tour Qualifying School First Stage – Section B at Ebreichsdorf in Austria.
Johansson moved to seven under par 137 with his compatriots Joakim Lagergren (74) and Frederik Gustavsson (67) and Denmark’s Soren Juul (68) sharing second place. The top 14 players and ties will progress through to second stage.
Over at Barbaroux, in France, American Michael Schachner and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson continue to lead after second round 70s moved them to nine under par 135.
The pair are six strokes clear of Frenchman Tony Raillard and Canadian Mitch Gillis, who both carded rounds of 71. The top 15 and ties from the 66-player field will progress through to second stage.