Martin Kaymer continued to build on his impressive opening round of 65 as the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship got under way.
The German had been a shot off the lead when he teed off at The Old Course at St Andrews this morning on seven under par, but he moved to eight under after eight holes to move into top spot.
Kaymer bogeyed the 397 yard par four third but back to back birdies at the seventh and eighth took him to one under for his round.
Raphaël Jacquelin was heading a group of four players hot in pursuit at seven under.
The Frenchman had played ten holes at Carnoustie and was three under for his round having shot a 68 yesterday.
Jacquelin birdied the tenth - his first hole - but gave the shot back on the par three 13th.
A spectacular eagle at the par five 14th took him to two under at the turn and he birdied the first to close the gap on Kaymer.
Scot Marc Warren was also enjoying a productive morning after recording a 66 yesterday.
Warren birdied the second and third at Carnoustie but bogeyed the eighth to drop into a share of second place.
Overnight leader Ross Fisher had dropped a shot after six holes at St Andrews and was also seven under, along with Sweden’s Robert Karlsson who was two under for the day after his opening two holes at The Old Course - birdieing both.
Søren Hansen, also playing St Andrews, had dropped two shots to go back to six under having jointly led with Fisher overnight.