Imperial Hume leads by 12 after 64; Ireland in command at European Nations Cup
 Jack Hume. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Jack Hume. Picture: Pat Cashman

Jack Hume is on track for his second win in the space of three weeks after an eight under 64 gave him a huge 12-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the European Nations Cup in Spain.

The Walker Cup star from Naas, who closed with a 64 to win the South African Amateur Strokeplay by a shot from Stuart Grehan at the start of February, leads on eight under 134 with Spain's Mario Galiano (71-77) and Xabier Gorospe (75-73) his nearest rivals on four over 148.

Alex Gleeson (74-78/152) lies 12th on eight over heading into Friday's third round with Dermot McElroy (77-79/156) tied 30th and Stuart Grehan 38th (72 -86/158).

As a result of Hume's heroics, Ireland have a 15-stroke lead in the team title race over France with Wales 17 behind in third.

Individual scores

Team scores