Alps Tour — Tommy O'Driscoll is just six shots off the lead after two rounds in the Ein Bay Open at Sokhna Golf Club in Egypt.
The Golf de Clement Ader player dropped just one stroke in a four-under-par 68 and shares 11th place on six-under-par behind Alexandre Daydou.
The Frenchman leads the event by two strokes on 12-under-par from Lars Van Meijel of the Netherlands (69) and fellow Frenchmen Leo Lespinasse and Julien Brun.
O'Driscoll's brother Eamonn, who is still an amateur, missed the cut by seven strokes after a pair of 75s.
McNamara tied 12th in Morocco
EPD Tour — Headfort's Rory McNamara finished with three birdies to lie just three shots off the pace after the opening round of the Open Casa Green Golf in Morocco.
The former West and North of Ireland winner signed for a four-under-par 68 to share 12th place behind Dylan Boshart of the Netherlands, who shot a seven-under-par 65.
Royal County Down's Reeve Whitson is tied for 53rd on level par after a making an eagle three and three birdies in an erratic 72.
Woodbrook's Colm Crowley had a day to forget, running up a quintuple bogey nine at his 16th hole in a 79.