Edouard Espana of France shot a 3-under-69 Friday to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.
Espana made four birdies to go with one bogey despite strong winds sweeping the course near Barcelona, leaving him at 7-under 137 and one stroke ahead of Argentine Ricardo Gonzalez.
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez made his second hole-in-one of the season and the ninth of his European Tour career on the eighth hole. He sits six shots back heading into the weekend.
Seventh-ranked Sergio Garcia shot a 72 to narrowly make the cut, 10 shots off Espana's lead.