Miguel Ángel Jiménez, 57 years old and world number 843, remains at the top in the BMW Championship after signing a second score of 69 and sharing the 14th place five strokes behind the leader, Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
The Thai remains the leader, this time alone, of the BMW PGA golf championship after the second of the fourth round of the third of the four Rolex Series tournaments on the European circuit, which is played at the English club Wentworth.
Aphibarnrat, 32, current number 516 in the world (in 2018 he finished in 37th place) and winner of four titles on the European circuit -the last of them in February 2018-, signed this Friday a card of 68 strokes (4 under par), four more than Thursday, for a total of 132 (-12).
The Bangkok player leads Englishman Laurie Canter and Italian Francesco Laporta by one and Australian Adam Scott, who had not played at Wentworth for 15 years.
Three are matched by American Billy Horschel, Englishman Justin Rose and Welshman Jamie Donaldson.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout, with whom he shared the lead on Thursday, fell to eighth place by making par (72) on the second day. The South African is tied with the Chilean Fabrizio Zanotti, the Japanese Masahiro Kawamura, the Belgian Thomas Pieters, the Irishman Shane Lowry and the Englishman Marcus Armitage.
Norwegian world number 14 Viktor Hovland improved his performance notably on Friday, after finishing at par on Thursday. He signed a 67 (-5) the second day for 5 down in total. The Englishman Tyrell Hatton, 17 in the ranking, with -1 in the total, failed the cut.
The protagonists of the day were the Danish Joachim B. Hansen and the French Romain Langasque, who each made ‘holes in one’ in the 10. The first one continues ahead in the tournament, but the second did not make the cut.
The best of the Spanish is the veteran golfer from Malaga Miguel Ángel Jiménez, who is playing this tournament for the thirtieth time. With two rounds of 68 (-4) and 69 (-3) he is five hits from the head.
Also playing the weekend will be Pablo Larrazábal from Barcelona (-6 in total), Nacho Elvira from Santander and Rafa Cabrera-Bello from Gran Canaria (-4) and Adrián Otaegui from Donostia (-3).
Barcelona’s Adri Arnaus (-1) and Álvaro Quirós from Cádiz and Jorge Campillo (+1) from Cáceres fail the cut.