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Andrew Johnston swallowed a double bogey-6 at his closing hole but will head into the final 36 holes of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in T8 and just four off Joost Luiten's lead after serving up an even-par 33-38=71 in Friday's second round.

Beef won the Open de Espana at Valderrama last year and is making a good fist of landing a second win there after posting 2-under 140 at the midpoint. Following up his opening 69, Johnston made a good early move with red circles at 2 and 5 before a run of five holes which produced two birdies (9 and 11), two bogeys (7 and 10) and a par. That gain at 11 took him back to 4-under and he stayed there thanks to six pars but the Englishman made a mess of the par-4 18th and needed six blows to get down. Of course, he still stayed around to sign numerous autographs and expect him to to remain a title contender on the weekend.
Oct 20 - 1:55 PM

Jon Rahm could only add a 4-over-par 40-35=75 to his opening 74 and, at 7-over 149, missed the cut in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters by three shots.

Rahm's fate was all but secured after the outward 40 today which included bogeys at 13, 16, 17 and 18 and he couldn't repair the damage coming home to the disappointment of his home Spanish fans. Not what the sponsors wanted and the World No. 5, like many before him, ends his Valderrama debut 1-down to the former Ryder Cup venue. Others to miss the cut included: 148- Robert Karlsson ... 150- Stephen Gallacher, Gregory Bourdy, Marcel Siem ... 151 Mikko Ilonen ... 154- Alvaro Quiros ... 159- Gregory Havret.
Oct 20 - 1:42 PM

Just two players have both rounds in the 60s at the halfway mark of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain and Scott Jamieson is one of them after hoisting up a 3-under-par 33-35=68 on Friday to nudge up four spots to T2.

The Scot will go into the weekend just one back from Joost Luiten after firing the joint-second best round on Friday as Valderrama really bared its teeth. Jamieson suffered an early setback when making bogey at his second hole but from the fifth to the 16th he scribbled five birdies and seven pars to move into a tie for the lead. It looked as if he might undo a chunk of that good work when driving out of bounds on the par-5 17th but Jamieson made a birdie with his second ball and parred the last to round off an excellent afternoon lap. The 33-year-old, who sits 80th on the Race to Dubai, could only shoot 78-76 when playing this course for the first time in last year's Open de Espana.
Oct 20 - 1:21 PM

Sergio Garcia had to settle for an even-par 34-37=71 in his second round at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters but he'll go into the final 36 holes just one off leader Joost Luiten after posting 5-under 137 at the halfway mark.

The tournament host has had much better days on what he calls his favorite track in the world but his opening 67 gave him breathing space and conditions were harder for him in the afternoon session today. He took his score to 6-under at the turn following birdies at 4 and 9 against a bogey at 8 for the second day running but then hit a sticky patch with five pars along with dropped shots at 12 and 16, the latter after a three-putt. Two big blows to the par-5 17th set up a bounceback birdie and Garcia escaped from sand at the last to stay in the thick of contention. Given his course record of 10 top 10s, he's the man to beat going into the final 36 holes although he revealed later that he'd aggravated a wrist injury and needs to manage it with anti-inflammatories.
Oct 20 - 12:34 PM

Robert Rock took his birdie count to 11 through 36 holes of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters after splashing five more in a 1-under-par 35-35=70 that took him to 5-under 137 at the midpoint, good enough for T3 on the live leaderboard with round two finishing up and just one behind clubhouse leader Joost Luiten.

Like most this week, Rock has had to scribble bogeys on his card and there were four more today. But he's more than making up for it with a string of red circles. Starting with a par at 10, the Englishman picked up his first shot of the round at the par-5 11th and added another on the long 17th before giving it back at 18. He parred the 1st before an adventurous ride home which saw him tick 2, 6 and 8 but give those gains back with squares at 4, 5 and 9. He'll be chasing a first European Tour win since 2012 this weekend.
Oct 20 - 12:22 PM

Joost Luiten holed his second shot at the par-5 11th hole for the rarest of birds, that albatross helping him to a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in round two of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters and the new clubhouse lead of 6-under 136.

It was quite a ride for the Dutchman at Valderrama today as he dropped shots on the other two longs holes, meaning his scores on the par 5s at 4, 11 and 17 were the unlikely combination of 6-2-6. After an even-par first nine, the joint overnight leader bogeyed 10 but then played the next two holes in 4-under after draining his four-iron from 227 yards and following it with birdie-2 at the next. It briefly gave him a three-shot lead but he fell back from 8-under to 6-under after Valderrama bit back and he bogeyed 15 and 17 before parring the last.
Oct 20 - 12:11 PM

Local man Pablo Larrazábal put it in reverse in round two of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters but, with scoring tough, his 2-over-par 38-35=73 was still enough to keep him in the mix going into the weekend.

The Spaniard opened with 67 to lie just one back at halfway so could absorb a sticky round and that was the case today as he made four bogeys against just two birdies to post 2-under 140 at the midpoint. That's just two off the clubhouse lead held by Ben Evans and five back from Joost Luiten, who has two to play. On the live leaderboard he's T10 with day two drawing to a close. Starting at 10, Larrazabal swallowed bogeys at 13 and 16 before dropping another shot at 2. Another one went at 7 but he posted birdies either side at 4 and 8 to give his home galleries something to cheer and secure a late tee-time in round three.
Oct 20 - 11:37 AM

Jamie Donaldson shot the best score of the morning wave on day two of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, a 4-under-par 35-32=67 which lifted him over 40 spots up the leaderboard and into contention.

With the afternoon session in play, the Welshman's halfway score of 2-under 140 currently puts him T10 and just five back from two-shot leader Joost Luiten, who has three to play. Before today, Donaldson had never broken par at Valderrama, an unwanted record that stretched to 13 rounds after a 73 in round one. After playing his first nine holes in even par following birdies at 6 and 8 against bogeys at 7 and 9, the former Ryder Cup star was struggling to make an impact again. But he went from 2-over to 2-under with a superb back nine that produced red circles at 10, 11, 14 and 17.
Oct 20 - 11:27 AM
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