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Cormac Sharvin

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Cormac Sharvin

Cormac Sharvin will be looking for a strong weekend performance to work his way up the leaderboard at the Austrian Open after making the halfway cut.

The Ardglass man continued his consistent run of form on the European Tour by making his fourth cut in five events this year at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg.

Needing a good display in his second round to reach the weekend, Sharvin delivered with a one-under 71 to move up to two over for the week, one shot inside the cut line.

An up-and-down front nine had left the 28-year-old's status for the final two rounds as touch and go as he birdied three of his first four holes but then reached the turn after back-to-back bogeys at the eighth and ninth.

But Sharvin steadied the ship superbly in a bogey-free back nine, adding one birdie at the 13th to ensure he would comfortably be in for today's third round.

However, Clandeboye's Jonathan Caldwell couldn't make up enough ground after an eight-over 80 in his first round, carding a one-over 73 yesterday to miss the cut.

At the top of the leaderboard, Spain's Alejandro Canizares maintained his one-shot lead in a similar-looking leaderboard to that which finished day one.

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Canizares shot a two-under 70 in yesterday's second round to reach seven under for the tournament, one shot ahead of former World No.1 Martin Kaymer and Irish Open champion John Catlin, who were both also second after Thursday's opening round and who also carded 70s to sit six under.

Elsewhere, Ireland's Paul Dunne also made the cut after he matched Sharvin's 71 to sit level par for the two days but Gavin Moynihan missed out at eight over for the week.


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