Michael Hoey took route 66 to fire himself into contention at the halfway stage of the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by McDonald Hotels and Resorts.
The 27 year old held the overnight lead after signing for a blemish-free 66 in difficult conditions on the opening day and starting at the par four 11th Law continued from where he left off by holing a 12-foot putt for a birdie, and after a pair of bogeys and two further gains he reached the turn in 35.
Law, who co-led the KPMG Trophy in Belgium alongside Wales’s Stuart Manley two weeks ago, added two more birdies to his tally over his closing nine holes to go into the weekend with the outright lead on seven under par.
With Poland’s Adrian Meronk, Portugal’s Pedro Figueiredo and Manley all just one back, Law knows the competition is fierce but believes that his recent experience of being contention will help him in his bid for a first European Challenge Tour title.
“I feel like I’ve played really well for a while,” said Law, who is playing in his 100th Challenge Tour event this week. “Although things didn’t go as planned in Belgium where I finished 13th I can draw on that this weekend. With so many good players around me I need to keep the foot down and just keep making birdies.”
“The conditions were quite a bit easier today, and it is always pretty tough to follow up a good round with another, so I was very happy with how I played.”