Scott Henderson and Ross Cameron’s reward for posting the best rounds of the day in the Loch Lomond Whiskies Scottish PGA Championship was a share of the lead at its halfway stage.
Their five-under-par rounds of 67 at Deer Park took them to nine-under for the tournament and a three-shot lead over the chasing pack.
The pair began two shots adrift of first round leader Greig Hutcheon and Cameron, who represents Saltire Energy, wasted no time in setting about retrieving the deficit.
He birdied the first two holes at the Livingston venue and added two more at eight and nine to be four-under at the turn.
Three more followed in four holes on the back nine but these were bookended by Cameron’s first bogey of the tournament at 11 and another at 16.
Henderson had also been bogey-free in the first round and his first blip came at the downhill par-four left to right dogleg sixth hole.
It followed birdies at the second and fifth holes but the pro from Kings Links Golf Centre showed no ill-effects from the setback.
Back to back birdies prior to the turn took him to three-under and two more and no further mishaps ensured he finished level with Cameron.
Meanwhile, after setting the pace of day one, Hutcheon, the three-time winner of the Tartan Tour’s flagship event, was becalmed.
He posted a level-par round of 72 and lies tied third with Graham Fox, another former winner, and Kyle Godsman. Paul O’Hara, the defending champion, and three-time winner Chris Kelly are a shot further back on five-under.
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