Dale Whitnell’s sparkling 63 earned him a one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Mallorca Golf Open and a share of the course record at Son Muntaner Golf Club.
The Englishman produced a brilliant burst of scoring on the back nine on Friday, adding an eagle and three birdies to the three shots he had picked up on the front side.
He equalled the course record set by countryman Marcus Armitage in the first round and heads into the weekend on 11 under par.
In-form Ryan Fox was in second place on 10 under after making a marvellous hole-out eagle and five birdies in his bogey-free 64.
Rasmus Højgaard, Maximilian Kieffer and Hugo Leon were two shots further back in a tie for third.
Justin Walters is the best-placed South African (T26) on four under, with Louis de Jager on three under, and Darren Fichardt, Richard Sterne, Compleat Golfer playing editor Brandon Stone and Daniel van Tonder all on two under.
– Report from DP World Tour website