David Carey will return to Crans-sur-Sierre on Saturday morning to finish his second round at the Omega European Masters hoping to spark some form to make the cut.
A lengthy delay on day two saw the second round suspended for electrical activity in the area, meaning almost half the field failed to complete 18 holes.
That includes Carey who, at two-over thru 10 holes of his second round, is one-over-par and currently four shots off the three-under cut mark as it stands, meaning he will need a big finish when play resumes at 6:20am Irish time on Saturday morning.
The 26-year-old will tee off at his 11th hole, the second, and will hope to turn around his form that saw him mix two birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey in his first 10 holes of the round.
Similarly, Jonathan Caldwell has a nervy wait to see if he’ll be needed for the latter half of the tournament as he is currently one shot above the cut line after completing his second round.
The Clandeboye man couldn’t maintain his positive start from day one, combining four birdies with as many bogeys in a level-par 70 which kept him at two-under, and he will hope the cut slides back one shot on Saturday morning.
At the top, Thriston Lawrence and Alejandro Cañizares still lead the way at 13-under-par with both still having roughly a third of their second rounds to complete in Crans Montana.
South African Lawrence made six birdies and a single bogey in his first 14 holes, while Spain’s Cañizares carded an eagle, five birdies and two bogeys after 13 holes before poor light suspended play.
Spain’s Nacho Elvira and Germany’s Marcel Siem are tied for third and the leaders in the clubhouse after both recorded their second consecutive rounds of 65, but they are already three shots behind the leading pair at 10-under-par.
The rest of the Irish players can already start to make travel plans home, however, as they are guaranteed to miss the cut.
A four-over 74 on day two saw James Sugrue slip down to three-over-par for the tournament after five bogeys on his back nine, while Paul Dunne had a double and a triple-bogey on his card in a 74 of his own to finish four-over-par.
Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney was better on day two as he improved his first round 76 to a 73, but at nine-over he was well adrift of the cut, while Cormac Sharvin withdrew from the tournament after a nine-over 79 in his first round.