DONCASTER’S Graeme Clark has transported his good form from Moor Allerton, where he placed fourth in the Clipper Logistics Players Championship last Saturday, to Kent.
He lies second after two rounds of the HotelPlanner.com Championship at Prince’s to Darren Wright (Golf at Goodwood), who has scored 64 68.
Starting at the 10th in Thursday’s round, Clark had three consecutive birdies from the 14th and dipped to five under par for the day with two more at holes two and four.
A dropped shot at the sixth led to a nine-under-par aggregate of 133 after rounds of 66 67.
Malton & Norton’s Chris Halley, who placed 13th at Moor Allerton, lies fourth at Prince’s just a shot adrift of Clark (67 67).
He has carded five birdies and one bogey in each of his first two rounds.
Moortown’s Nick McCarthy (69 67) is in a tie for 11th place thanks in part to an eagle 3 at the 538-yard par-5 second hole, his 11th of the day after starting at the 10th.
Howley Hall’s Marcus Armitage, who followed up his win in Newcastle with third place at Moor Allerton, is on five under (70 67).
He had four birdies and no blemishes on his card on Thursday and shares 19th spot with Sheffield’s James Maw, who has carded identical scores.
Maw was out in 32 with four birdies, three of them coming consecutively from the second.
The second nine slowed his progress, with one birdie being negated by one bogey.
Middlesbrough’s Michael Skelton is tied 42nd (72 67) having had five birdies and one bogey in Thursday’s round.
Among those who missed the cut were Rotherham’s David Booth (68 72), Abbeydale’s Tom Perry (70 70), Moor Allerton’s Joe Heraty (76 70) and Hornsea’s Steve Uzzell (69 72), who had finished second at Moor Allerton.