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Robin Dawson remains right in the mix at Bonmont despite returning a one-over par round of 73 as Second Stage European Tour Q-School resumed in Spain.

The Tramore professional opened with a 67 on day one and picked up where he left off with three birdies in four holes on Friday.

Unfortunately, it was the par-3s that proved his undoing with the 23-year old doubling the 8th before racking up a treble-bogey 6 on 16.

All told, he holds 4th place outright at Club de Bonmont, Tarragona and heads the Irish charge across all four venues in Spain.

After missing out on graduating to the Challenge Tour via the EuroPro, Clandeboye’s Jonathan Caldwell is also enjoying his time at Bonmont.

The 35-year old added a 71 to his opening round of 70 to sit in a share of 6th at the halfway stage at three-under par.

At the same venue, Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee (+3) and Tyler Hogarty (+6) have serious work to do if they’re to keep their European Tour dreams alive over the weekend.

Meanwhile Las Colinas came back to bite Conor O’Rourke on day two after the Naas professional could only add a four-over par round of 75 to his 64 of day one to be sharing 16th spot at three-under.

Ballymoney’s Michael Hoey shot a second successive round of 70 to be trailing O’Rourke by a single stroke at the halfway stage, he’s currently tied 20th.

Whitehead’s John Ross Galbraith finds himself just inside the top-50 at two-over par after adding a second straight round of 72.

Raging winds forced play to be suspended at Alenda Golf in Alicante, where Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney had set the standard amongst Ireland’s quartet of hopefuls at minus-one after day one.

None of Kearney, Shannon’s Daniel Brennan,Galway amateur, Ronan Mullarney and Kilkenny’s Luke Donnelly managed to complete their second rounds as darkness halted play.

Castleknock’s David Carey returned a rollercoaster round that included two eagles in posting a one-under par 71 that has kept his hopes alive at Desert Springs.

At plus-three through 36-holes, Carey is tied-35th but within striking distance of the top-20 which should be enough to see him advance to Lumine from November 15-20 where 156 players will compete over six rounds in a bid to secure one of 25 precious European Tour cards.

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