Derksen, Lucquin share lead

Second round incomplete in Mallorca

Last Updated: 27/10/07 4:08pm

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Derksen: Consistent

Derksen: Consistent

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Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen and Jean-Francois Lucquin of France share a three-shot lead after the second round of the Mallorca Classic.

The pair surged ahead on nine under par in the delayed second round with rounds of 65.

Derksen has missed just three cuts in 27 events all year but is anxious to return to the form that saw him take victory in the Dubai Desert Classic in 2003 and the Madeira Island Open in 2005.

"If the tour gave out awards for consistency it would be great but unfortunately it doesn't work like that," joked the 33-year-old.

"I've been very consistent all season and to top it off with a win would be great."

Peter Lawrie and Mads Vibe-Hastrup lead the chase on six under while Sweden's Niclas Fasth and Spain's Segio Garcia head a group of players a shot further back, including England's Sam Little, who needs a big week in order to retain his card.

The 32-year-old requires at least a top-10 finish to keep his playing privileges and rounds of 66 and 69 leave him in a good position.

"At least it's in my own hands and I've given myself a chance to compete," he said. "I didn't play that well today but my putting has been really good and I managed to get it round.

"It was looking grim a few weeks ago but seventh in Madrid got me into Portugal and I played solidly there. It will be a great escape if I can pull it off."

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