Kim takes St Omer lead

Joint-overnight leader Sihwan Kim moved clear at the top after a second-round 69 put him a shot clear at the Saint-Omer Open.

The South Korean had shared top spot with Englishmen Adam Gee and Simon Wakefield on Thursday but his rivals both carded one-over rounds of 72 to drop into a tie for third.

Kim, starting at the 10th, had eight successive pars before he birdied the 18th and also the eighth and nine – dropping his solitary shot at the par-three second, took advantage to move to six under as conditions became tougher later in the day.

Darren Fichardt moved into second place after he too carded a 69 while fellow South African Justin Walters and Italian Andrea Perrino had the best rounds of the day, shooting 68s, to lift themselves into joint-seventh.

Defending champion Matthew Zions made the weekend after a 72 left him three over.

Both Simon Thornton and Colm Moriarty also made the cut. Thornton shot a 69 to add to his 71 for a total of 140, but Moriarty had a horrid round of 77 for a 146 total.

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