Bryce Easton led by four shots with one hole to play on Friday before fading light ended a windy day two at the Mallorca Golf Open.
The two-time Sunshine Tour winner is chasing a maiden European Tour win and aiming to secure his playing privileges for next season with a strong finish to the Race to Dubai.
The 34-year-old made five birdies and a single bogey to get to 11 under par through 17 holes.
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“Lovely day. I made it look a bit more difficult for myself on the back nine and had to grind out a few par saves. I played the front nine lovely, managed to hang in,” Easton said on Friday following his round.
“It was tough coming in at the end there, obviously getting dark. Overall, I’m very happy with how today went and happy with where I am.
“There were a lot of crosswinds that were – is it helping a fraction or hurting a fraction? – it’s one of those where you just don’t quite know. Small greens, small targets, so it’s definitely a factor. It was a tricky day.”
Home favourites Jorge Campillo, Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez and Alvaro Quiros and Dane Jeff Winther were in the clubhouse at seven under par.