Scot David Drysdale and Ireland's Peter Lawrie continued to set the pace in the early stages of the BMW PGA Championship second round at Wentworth today.
The pair started with six under par rounds of 66 and were back on the course before 8am on another glorious morning.
Drysdale, 291st in the world, bogeyed the first, but came back with birdies at the fourth and fifth.
Lawrie, ranked 212th, also picked up a birdie at the long fourth and at seven under they were a stroke ahead of Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Spaniard Alvaro Quiros and Italian Francesco Molinari.
Donaldson, still seeking his first European Tour victory after more than 250 starts, recovered from an opening bogey with an eagle at the 552-yard fourth, while recent Spanish Open winner Molinari birdied the first two holes and Quiros showed he was not all about big-hitting by holing from 18 feet on the short second.
He was playing with World Number Two Luke Donald and World Number Ten Justin Rose. Donald hit his opening drive into a bunker and bogeyed, but then holed from 14 feet on the next to return to four under, while Rose remained five under.
World Number One Rory McIlroy and third-ranked Lee Westwood were among the later starters. They stood two under and two over respectively.
Drysdale's third birdie in four holes came on the 391 yard eighth, but it was only moments before Lawrie joined him again with a three at the 418 yard sixth.
Rose, who feared he might have to pull out before the start on Thursday because of dizziness, matched the Dubliner's birdies on the fourth and sixth and at seven under was up into a tie for third with Quiros and Molinari, but Donaldson, joint leader after a two at the short fifth, bogeyed two of the next three.
Donald continued to lurk menacingly. He picked up more shots on the fourth and fifth to stand six under and joint sixth, while 48 year old three-time winner Colin Montgomerie was not doing badly either. He was another to birdie the fourth and that took him to four under.