Scotland's Stephen Gallacher shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a share of the lead with Thomas Bjorn after the second round of the European Masters.
Bjorn, the 2011 champion from Denmark, shot his second straight 66 to match Gallacher at 10-under 132. Spain's Miguel Angel Jiminez shot a 68 to join Englishmen Danny Willet, Tommy Fleetwood and Richard Finch and France's Victor Dubuisson at 9 under.
Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 25th consecutive start in the tournament. He had five birdies in a six-hole stretch. Willett shot 64, Dubuisson 65, Finch 66, and Fleetwood 68.
Thirteen-year-old Ye Wo-cheng missed the cut with rounds of 78 and 76. The Chinese amateur became the youngest player in European Tour history in May at the China Open.