Hanson hanging in at Longhirst Hall

PGA EUROPRO TOUR: Chris Hanson is aiming to become the first golfer in nearly six years to win back-to-back events on the PGA EuroPro Tour. Hanson, a winner at Bovey Castle last week, moved into contention on the second day of The Rusty's Travel Classic at Longhirst Hall in Northumberland.

He began the second day five shots behind overnight leader Graeme Clark (Doncaster) but an eagle at the third followed by birdies at the fourth and seventh saw Hanson (Woodsome Hall, Huddersfield) take a share of the lead.

Hanson joins three other players - Clark, Scotland's Lee Harper and Trevor Jones - on four-under with one round left. Harper (Archerfield Links) was an early leader on the second day after a two-under round of 68, which included six birdies and four bogeys, but was soon joined by the others.