Good day for Selfridge; better one for McGee
 Francesco Laporta. Picture: Getty

Francesco Laporta. Picture: Getty

Ruaidhri McGee and Chis Selfridge are just three shots behind leader Francesco Laporta in the Challenge de Madrid.

McGee added a 69 to his opening 67 to share eighth place on four under with Selfridge, who posted a level par 70.

It was a good day all round for Rosapenna touring pro McGee, who was handed an invitation for next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open along with Paul Dunne, Gavin Moynihan, Kevin Phelan and Peter Lawrie.

Italian Laporta added a one under 69 to his opening 64 to lead by a stroke on seven under par at the picturesque Real Club de Golf La Herrera from Barclays Kenya Open winner  Sebastian Soderbergh of Sweden, Scot David Law and Welshman Rhys Enoch.

Amateur Champion Romain Langasque, who finished tied for fifth place in his professional debut at the Red Sea Egyptian Challenge Presented by Hassan Allam Properties last week, is two behind Laporta alongside Scotland’s Duncan Stewart whose four under par 66 was one of the rounds of the day.

Brian Casey made the one over par cut with a shot to spare after a second successive 70 but Gary Hurley missed out by one despite a 69 with Phelan three outside the mark after a 74.

Scores after round  2

Detailed scores

133 F Laporta (Ita) 64 69, 

134 D Law (Sco) 68 66, R Enoch  (Wal) 67 67, S Soderberg (Swe) 68 66, 

135 L Gagli  (Ita) 69 66, R Langasque  (Fra) 69 66, D Stewart (Sco) 69 66, 

136 M Pavon (Fra) 68 68, P Oriol (Esp) 69 67, B Rusch (Sui) 71 65, E Dubois (Fra) 71 65, G King (Eng) 69 67, Ruaidhri McGee (Irl) 67 69, E Kofstad (Nor) 69 67, W Besseling  (Ned) 71 65, Chris Selfridge  (Nir) 66 70, 

137 M Søgaard  (Den) 69 68, O Farr (Wal) 70 67, P Whiteford (Sco) 70 67, J Colomo  (Esp) 65 72, C Hanson (Eng) 71 66, 

138 J Smith (Eng) 70 68, A Garcia-Heredia (Esp) 68 70, F Fritsch  (Ger) 70 68, J Guerrier  (Fra) 69 69, P Angles  (Esp) 66 72, B Stow (Eng) 70 68, D Gaunt (Aus) 69 69, 

139 P Maddy (Eng) 69 70, C Bouniol (Fra) 69 70, J Stalter (Fra) 70 69, M Lafeber (Ned) 71 68, D Bransdon (Aus) 68 71, R Saxton (Ned) 66 73, M Tullo (Chi) 73 66, J Garcia Pinto (Esp) 69 70, N Quintarelli (Ita) 68 71, R Santos  (Por) 68 71, 

140 J Van Der Vaart (Ned) 71 69, S Hodgson (Eng) 73 67, J White (Eng) 73 67, N Geyger (Chi) 70 70, A Pavan (Ita) 71 69, T Ferrer  (Esp) 69 71, J Garcia Del Moral (Esp) 70 70, S Arnold  (Aus) 73 67, J Sjöholm (Swe) 68 72, Brian Casey  (Irl) 70 70, J Lando Casanova  (Fra) 67 73, M Lampert (Ger) 72 68, H Joannes  (Bel) 69 71, 

141 J Lima  (Por) 73 68, E Goya (Arg) 69 72, D Foos (Ger) 69 72, M Palmer (RSA) 73 68, R Evans  (Eng) 68 73, J Loughrey (Eng) 69 72, J Barnes (Eng) 73 68, J Dantorp (Swe) 68 73, C Koerbler  (Aut) 71 70, C Mivis  (Bel) 68 73, E Larrañaga (Esp) 71 70, C Balmaseda  (Esp) 70 71, C Costilla (Arg) 70 71, A Karlsson  (Swe) 72 69, 

CUT

142 C Arendell (USA) 70 72, K Samooja (Fin) 75 67, Gary Hurley (Irl) 73 69, S Hutsby  (Eng) 70 72, C Ford (Eng) 74 68, J Senior (Eng) 69 73, C Del Moral (Esp) 70 72, T Murray (Eng) 70 72, J Cafourek (Cze) 71 71, D Wright (Eng) 73 69, P Mejow (Ger) 71 71, G Piris Mateu (Esp) 70 72, S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) 70 72, J Zuska (am) (Cze) 71 71, 

143 P Martin Benavides (Esp) 70 73, B Etchart  (Esp) 75 68, A Björk (Swe) 72 71, B Hellgren  (Swe) 72 71, P Widegren  (Swe) 70 73, W Harrold (Eng) 71 72, M Simonsen  (Den) 72 71, M Wiegele  (Aut) 72 71, J Sarasti  (Esp) 66 77, A Velasco (Esp) 69 74, M Röhrig (Ger) 75 68, M Orrin (Eng) 73 70, O Stark (Swe) 72 71, 

144 V Riu  (Fra) 73 71, J Lara (Esp) 72 72, G Murray  (Sco) 73 71, F Bergamaschi (Ita) 74 70, B Ritthammer (Ger) 70 74, Kevin Phelan (Irl) 71 73, L Nemecz (Aut) 69 75, S Fernandez  (Esp) 73 71, D Løkke (Den) 76 68, C Feldborg Nielsen (Swe) 72 72, D Van Driel  (Ned) 72 72, M Trappel  (Aut) 73 71, 

145 D Perrier (Fra) 73 72, P Shields (Sco) 72 73, D Jennevret  (Swe) 74 71, S Jeppesen  (Swe) 73 72, J Blaauw  (RSA) 73 72, C Doak (Sco) 75 70, I Cantero Gutierrez (am) (Esp) 76 69, G Migliozzi (am) (Ita) 72 73, 

146 V Blazquez (Esp) 72 74, X Guzman (Esp) 70 76, S Kim (USA) 76 70, J Edfors (Swe) 72 74, D Berna Manzanares (Esp) 73 73, P Relecom  (Bel) 76 70, S Walker (Eng) 71 75, J Robinson (Eng) 70 76, P Howard  (Eng) 74 72, M Galiano Aguilar (am) (Esp) 70 76, 

147 N Marsh  (Eng) 75 72, C Sordet  (Fra) 75 72, D Huizing (Ned) 70 77, T Remkes (Ned) 73 74, T Pulkkanen  (Fin) 78 69, G Axell (Swe) 75 72, M Lundberg (Swe) 71 76, M Quiros (Esp) 76 71, 

148 M Nixon (Eng) 73 75, T Lewis (Eng) 74 74, M Foster (Eng) 76 72, 

149 S Tiley (Eng) 76 73, J Doherty  (Sco) 79 70, M Ortolani  (Ita) 69 80, M Schneider (Ger) 74 75, 

150 E Cuartero Blanco  (Esp) 77 73, B Neil (Sco) 74 76, J Hahn (USA) 75 75, R Coles (Eng) 74 76, A Hartø  (Den) 77 73, A Maestroni  (Ita) 74 76, M Armitage (Eng) 77 73, J Makitalo  (Fin) 68 82, M Crespi  (Ita) 70 80, 

151 S Henry  (Sco) 77 74, T Bakker (Fin) 80 71, 

152 A Ahokas (Fin) 74 78, 

153 A Rota (Ita) 80 73, 

154 A Tadini (Ita) 74 80, 

157 G Canizares (Esp) 82 75, A Hortal  (Esp) 82 75, 

** D Lloyd (RSA) 70 DQ, S Simon  (Esp) 79 RT, M Delpodio  (Ita) 74 WD.