Dean Burmester kept his foot in the door at the Tenerife Open with a second-round 68 in Spain on Friday.
The South African went three under for his round to move up to 11 under par for the week, where he sits in T7 and five strokes behind leader Nicolai von Dellingshausen.
The German blasted into the lead after a spectacular round of nine-under-par 62 that propelled him to 16 under at the halfway mark of the event.
Von Dellingshausen will take a three-shot lead into Saturday’s moving day with Spaniard Pep Angles occupying second spot.
Louis de Jager also enjoyed another splendid day out on the course, carding a consecutive round of 66 that moved him to ten under par after the two days’ play.
After a flying start on Thursday, Garrick Higgo had to settle for a one-under-par 70 for his second round. He will start the third round seven shots adrift and in T16.
Zander Lombard made excellent progress in his second round – going seven under for the day, sharing 28th position with Justin Harding.
Justin Walters and Haydn Porteous both just made the cut for the weekend on four under.