Michael Hoey is five shots off the pace after a six-under-par 66 at Kingsbarns in the second round of the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
The 2011 winner from Belfast moved to 10 under for the tournament, which is played on three courses.
Former Open champion Darren Clarke is nine under after a 66 at the same course while Gareth Maybin's 65 at St Andrews left him on seven under.
England's Tom Lewis leads by one shot from Joost Luiten.
Hoey was five under for his front nine before picking up a further two shots to go along with a bogey.
Shane Lowry is also on 10 under after a 66 at St Andrews while European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley had a 68 at Kingsbarns to lie six under.
Simon Thornton is a further shot back following a 70 at St Andrews, where David Higgins hit a 71 to finish one under.
Damien McGrane (65) is four under while Padraig Harrington (66) and Peter Lawrie (69) are two under - all three played at Carnoustie.