Thomson and Dean sharing lead in Holland with Brown just shot adrift

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YORKSHIRE county team-mates Jonathan Thomson and Joe Dean are leading after two rounds of the TGH Dutch Junior Open, at Toxandria GC in Holland.

Thomson (71 69) and Dean (72 68), who are also Lindrick club-mates, are tied at the top with Germany’s Timo Vahlenkamp (69 71).

Yorkshire’s interest in the title is further enhanced by Bedale’s Daniel Brown, who is in a tie for fourth just one shot back of the leaders after adding a 70 to his opening 71.

Thomson’s second round had a serene seven holes to start, all pars, before he eagled the 503-yard par-5 eighth.

He dropped a shot immediately at the next hole, but on the way in birdied 12 and 15 – the latter for the second day in succession – for his three-under-par 69.

Dean had three birdies in his first six holes, albeit they sandwiched a bogey at the fourth, and a further shot got away at the 10th.

But three birdies in four holes from the 14th saw him produce replica nines of two-under 34.

Brown was one over to the turn, with a birdie at three and successive bogeys at seven and eight, but a birdie at 11 was a prelude to an eagle 3 at the 465-yard par-5 14th.