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Drysdale and Lawrie locked at top

Scot David Drysdale and Ireland's Peter Lawrie continued to set the pace in the early stage of the BMW PGA Championship second round at Wentworth.

The pair started with six under par rounds of 66 and were back on the course before 8am on another glorious morning.

Drysdale, 291st in the world, bogeyed the first, but came back with birdies at the fourth and fifth. Lawrie, ranked 212th, also picked up a birdie at the long fourth and at seven under they were a stroke ahead of Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Spaniard Alvaro Quiros and Italian Francesco Molinari.

Donaldson, still seeking his first European Tour victory after more than 250 starts, recovered from an opening bogey with an eagle at the 552-yard fourth, while recent Spanish Open winner Molinari birdied the first two holes and Quiros showed he was not all about big-hitting by holing from 18 feet on the short second.

He was playing with world number two Luke Donald and world number 10 Justin Rose. Donald hit his opening drive into a bunker and bogeyed, but then holed from 14 feet on the next to return to four under, while Rose remained five under.

World number one Rory McIlroy and third-ranked Lee Westwood were among the later starters. They stood two under and two over respectively.


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