A second bogey-free round in a row from South Africa’s David Frost left him atop the leaderboard, on the second day of the MCB Tour Championship.
Torrential rain through the night and into the early hours of the morning left The Legend course with bunkers full of water and very wet underfoot. Only the early tee times actually experienced the rain, but at the back end of the field where the action was taking place, conditions were good.
David Frost with a round of 68 on day one continued his good vein of form by signing for 69. He confirmed he missed a few putts due to the slightly slower greens but was still happy with his overall level of play. With one less birdie then the previous day the fact that he again made no bogeys was the real story, something no one else in the field can boast.
Paul Wesselingh, as consistent and composed as ever, signed for the same score as on day one, a commendable 69. It was only for an unusual mistake on the par-five final hole that caused him to not finish beside Frost at seven under par. From 100 hundred yards out – possibly due to the very wet conditions – he was not able to reach the green and ended with a bogey.
A group of five players, all on four under par, are by no means out of contention. The group including day one’s leader Barry Lane and Cesar Monasterio who shot a 63 on his way to winning English Senior Open earlier in the year, come with a high level of pedigree. And let's not forget the man who will lift the John Jacobs Trophy at the end of the day, Colin Montgomerie, although five shots off may be inspired by the thought of winning his first European Senior Tour Order of Merit. With so many possible outcomes the final day is going draw big crowds many of whom will be following the final pairing.