Jason Scrivener produced the lowest round of the week so far to sit two shots clear at the top of the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed leaderboard at the halfway stage.
The Australian reeled off eight birdies – including four in a row from the 11th – in a spotless 64 on Friday, keeping his card clean with a par save from nine feet at the last.
Italian amateur Carolina Melgrati was one of three players in a tie for second after following up Thursday’s 65 with a second-round 69, with home favourite Linn Grant and Mike Lorenzo-Vera also on 10 under par.
Grant, a winner two weeks ago at the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open, mixed six birdies with two bogeys in an impressive 68 which she capped with a fine birdie at the last.
Afternoon starter Lorenzo-Vera had closed the gap to Scrivener to just one shot after notching seven birdies in his opening 13 holes, but his first bogey of the day at the 17th had him sign for a 66.
Craig Howie and Daniel Gavins were in a share of fifth place on nine under, one stroke ahead of tournament co-host Henrik Stenson following his 66.
South Africa’s Zander Lombard, on six under, is tied for 18th heading into the weekend after carding a second consecutive 69.
Alexander Casandra, Jacques Kruyswijk and Justin Walters are all on five under (T24).
– Report from DP World Tour website