|–ten R Mansell (Eng); -8 To Noren (Sweden); -seven N Moller (Den), A Rozner (Fra); -6 R MacIntyre (Sco); -5 J Brun (fra), D Gavins (eng), T Pulkkanen (end), C Shinkwin (eng)|
|Others selected: -4 P Harrington (Ireland), L Shepherd, M Southgate (Eng); -3 F Molinari (Ita), R Langasque (Fra); -2 T Fleetwood, M Fitzpatrick, E Pepperell (Eng); -1 R McIlroy (NI)|
Richard Mansell took the lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after Romain Langasque struggled to continue the form of his record-breaking opening round.
The Frenchman had equaled the course record of 61 at the Old Course in St Andrews to lead by one, but was eight over par for day two at Carnoustie with seven bogeys and a double bogey.
England’s Mansell followed his first round six under at Kingsbarns with four under at the Old Course to lead Sweden’s Alexander Noren by two strokes.
France’s Antoine Rozner and Denmark’s Niklas Norgaard Moller are tied for third on seven under with home favorite Robert MacIntyre a stroke further behind in fifth.
MacIntyre, with six birdies and three bogeys, scored 70 at Kingsbarns as Thursday’s mild weather gave way to more wintry conditions in Fife.
England’s Daniel Gavins suffered a similar setback at Langasque, after his opening round 65 with a 74 at Carnoustie.
Countrymen Laird Shepherd and Matthew Southgate are one shot further in a tie for 10th, with Langasque and Italy’s Francesco Molinari.
Alex and Matt Fitzpatrick have two under while Scots Ewen Ferguson, Grant Forrest and Connor Syme are tied.
Rory McIlroy is one under overall after a three-over second round.
England’s Eddie Pepperell hit a hole-in-one in the eighth and has two under for the tournament.
“It was just a good shot,” he said. “It was a six-iron, trying to hold it up against a little right-to-left wind and it launched into a line and just rolled over there, fueled.”