MASHAM'S Dan Brown holds a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the North of England Open Amateur championship at Alwoodley.
The English men's amateur champion carded a second consecutive one-under-par 70 to leave Saunton's Jack Burnage (72 70) alone in second place.
Three other Yorkshiremen are tied for fifth place, five shots adrift of Brown.
Malton & Norton's David Hague lowered his first-round score of 74 by three shots on day two, Shipley's Will Whiteoak added a 75 having opened with a one-under-par 70, a sequence matched by Wath's Nick Poppleton.
The championship concludes with two rounds on Thursday.