The Island's Gavin Moynihan is the best of the Irish, six shots behind Australia's Geoff Drakeford in the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Panmure.
The Walker Cup player and University of Alabama star shot a one over 71 to share eighth place on level par after two rounds. Scores
Drakeford leads by two strokes on six under from Scotland's Scott Gibson, Welshman Rhys Pugh and England's Ryan Evans with Richie O'Donovan, Jack Hume and Cormac Sharvin the only other Irish to make the cut.
O'Donovan's 70 left him tied for 13th on one over with Hume (70) tied 20th on two over with Sharvin (73) making the four over par cut on the mark.
Mourne's Reeve Whitson (72) and Ballymena's Dermot McElroy (71) missed the cut by one shot with Headfort's Rory McNamara (75) two outside the magic number on six over.
St Rule Trophy — Lahinch's Sinead Sexton is tied for 33rd after two rounds in St Andrews, carding a second round 80 to trail Anaelle Carnet of France by 13 strokes.
Carnet shot a 71 to lead by two from Carnoustie's Jessica Meek while Ballybunion's Emma O'Driscoll is 51st on seven over after rounds of 75 and 82.