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Five birdies and an eagle has propelled Wade Ormsby to the top of the leaderboard after the 2nd round of the Saint-Omer Open.

Five birdies and an eagle propelled Australian Wade Ormsby to the top of the leaderboard in Friday’s second round of the Saint-Omer Open in northern France.
The 29-year-old from Adelaide carded a six-under-par 65 to move to seven under, one ahead of Surrey’s James Morrison who returned a 69.
Last year’s runner-up Christian Nilsson was also two under for the day, putting him clear in third on five under in the £514,000 dual-ranking European and Challenge Tour event.
Ormsby, starting on the back nine, had a run of three birdies and a bogey in five holes from the 12th.
But he was much more consistent after that and carded seven successive pars before finishing birdie-birdie-par-eagle and covering his last nine holes in 32.
Ormsby chipped in for a three at the ninth and admitted: “I stood on the ninth tee thinking about a birdie, so to chip in for eagle was a big bonus.
“It was a great end to a very pleasing round. I haven’t struck the ball that well for a very long time, particularly on the back nine.
“Now I am the leader by one, which is obviously a great position to be in.”
Morrison had three birdies and just one dropped shot – at the 170-yard third – in his round while Nilsson went to the turn in a four-under-par 32 to move to seven under and hold the outright lead.
However, three bogeys and just one more birdie dropped him back to five under.
Morrison was satisfied with his performance on a windy day in Lumbres.
“The forecast was for wind, which did arrive, making an already tough course even tougher. So again I had to be patient, which I was,” he said.
“The only bogey I made was down to a plugged lie in the bunker but to have only one bogey after 36 holes round here must mean I’m playing pretty well so I’m very happy.”
Staffordshire professional Simon Wakefield’s round of 66 lifted him to two under and into a share of eighth place.
ALL THE SECOND ROUND SCORES
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 71):

135 Wade Ormsby (Aus) 70 65
136 James Morrison 67 69
137 Christian Nilsson (Swe) 68 69
138 Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 65 73
139 Andrew Tampion (Aus) 69 70, Tony Carolan (Aus) 66 73, Adam Gee 70 69
140 Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 69 71, Matthew Millar (Aus) 71 69, Simon Wakefield 74 66
141 Carlos Del Moral (Spa) 67 74, Thomas Feyrsinger (Aut) 69 72, Kane Webber (USA) 70 71
142 Ben Evans 68 74, Martin Wiegele (Aut) 70 72, Ake Nilsson (Rsa) 71 71, Sion Bebb 70 72, Peter Baker 73 69, Stuart Manley 71 71, Steven O’Hara 72 70, Chinnarat Phadungsil (Tha) 73 69, Anthony Snobeck (Fra) 71 71, Andrew McArthur 70 72, Lorenzo Gagli (Ita) 71 71, Christopher Doak 72 70
143 Gareth Paddison (Nzl) 70 73, Iain Pyman 71 72, John Parry 73 70, Alessandro Tadini (Ita) 70 73, Unho Park (Aus) 75 68, Kasper Jorgensen (Den) 69 74
144 George Murray 71 73, Andrew Butterfield 71 73, Jan Are Larsen (Nor) 73 71, Matthew Cort 73 71, Birgir Hafthorsson (Ice) 76 68, Javier Colomo (Spa) 73 71, Andreas Hogberg (Swe) 69 75, Jamie McLeary 75 69, Dennis Kupper (Ger) 71 73, Ricardo Santos (Por) 71 73, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 73 71
145 Chris Gane 72 73, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (Spa) 72 73, Kalle Brink (Swe) 70 75, Daniel Denison 72 73, Andre Bossert (Swi) 72 73, Julien Clement (Swi) 74 71, Michael Curtain (Aus) 66 79, Francois Calmels (Fra) 71 74, Anthony Grenier (Fra) 75 70, Peter Whiteford 69 76, Peter Gustafsson (Swe) 76 69, Chih-bing Lam (Sin) 72 73, Carlos Rodiles (Spa) 71 74, Rolf Muntz (Ned) 74 71, Mark f Haastrup (Den) 72 73, Cedric Menut (Fra) 74 71, Cesar Monasterio (Arg) 75 70
146 Jonathan Caldwell 73 73, Robert Coles 74 72, Branden Grace (Rsa) 71 75, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 69 77, Ben Mason 74 72, Julien Grillon (Fra) 75 71, Eric Ramsay 75 71, Peter Kaensche (Nor) 74 72, Jean-Francois Remesy (Fra) 75 71, Santiago Luna (Spa) 74 72, Garry Houston 74 72, Jamie Moul 72 74, Greig Hutcheon 75 71, Richard McEvoy 72 74, Matthew Zions (Aus) 73 73, Christophe Brazillier (Fra) 76 70, Inder Van Weerelt (Ned) 73 73, Adrien Bernadet (Fra) 73 73, Benoit Teilleria (Fra) 74 72
——————The following palyers failed to make the cut——————–
147 Joakim Backstrom (Swe) 75 72, Colm Moriarty 76 71, Zane Scotland 73 74, Ulrich Van Den Berg (Rsa) 74 73, John Mellor 75 72, Mark Tullo (Chi) 77 70, Anders Schmidt Hansen (Den) 76 71, Andrew Coltart 76 71, Benjamin Miarka (Ger) 74 73, Klas Eriksson (Swe) 70 77, Raphael De Sousa (Swi) 71 76, Scott Barr (Aus) 77 70, Marcus Higley 73 74, Lee S James 74 73, Sebastien Delagrange (Fra) 76 71
148 Simon Robinson 73 75, Roope Kakko (Fin) 74 74, Adilson Da Silva (Bra) 74 74, Jean Van de Velde (Fra) 73 75, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 74 74, Julien Guerrier (Fra) 73 75, Julien Quesne (Fra) 73 75, Alexandre Rocha (Bra) 73 75, Gregory Molteni (Ita) 72 76, Carl Suneson (Spa) 75 73, Andrew Marshall 75 73, Raphael Pellicioli (Fra) 72 76
149 Miguel Rodriguez (Arg) 77 72, Liam Bond 71 78, Kyron Sullivan 75 74, Nicolas Vanhootegem (Bel) 77 72, Gary Lockerbie 72 77, Gary Boyd 71 78, Richard Treis (Ger) 75 74, John E Morgan 79 70, A-Shun Wu (Chn) 78 71, Roland Steiner (Aut) 73 76
150 Jesus Maria Arruti (Spa) 74 76, Marco Ruiz (Par) 76 74, Dominique Nouailhac (Fra) 74 76, Eirik Tage Johansen (Nor) 73 77, Phillip Archer 76 74, Victor Riu (Fra) 73 77, Clodomiro Carranza (Arg) 73 77, Philip Golding 78 72
151 Joakim Haeggman (Swe) 74 77, Wil Besseling (Ned) 76 75, Sam Walker 74 77, Christoph Gunther (Ger) 77 74, Antti Ahokas (Fin) 75 76, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 78 73, Marc Cayeux (Zim) 75 76, Nicolas Meitinger (Ger) 76 75
152 Raphael Eyraud (Fra) 74 78, Michael Mcgeady 75 77, Alan Wagner (USA) 76 76, Johan Wahlqvist (Swe) 76 76, Lloyd Kennedy 76 76
153 Ivo Giner (Spa) 77 76, Steven Jeppesen (Swe) 79 74, Bjorn Pettersson (Swe) 79 74, Jerome Theunis (Bel) 76 77, Rory Hie (Ina) 74 79
154 Nathan T Smith (USA) 77 77, Andrew Oldcorn 79 75, Lars Brovold (Nor) 70 84, Michele Reale (Ita) 75 79
156 Federico Colombo (Ita) 72 84, Mathieu Decottignies Lafon (Fra) 78 78, Simon Thornton 73 83
157 Matthew Morris 77 80, Andrew Willey 77 80
158 Jun Zhou (Chn) 74 84
160 Benjamin Hebert (Fra) 77 83
161 Mark Pilkington 83 78
WD: Simon Griffiths 80
RTD: Joel Sjoholm 73, Phillip Price 77

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