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SOTOGRANDE, Spain (March 30, 2017) -- At the midway point of the European Nations Cup Robin Dawson and Jack Davidson are sharing the lead at 4-under. Heading into the final two rounds at the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande Dawson and Davidson are the only two players under-par and they are six-strokes clear of the reminder of the field.
Dawson, from Ireland, has put together rounds of 71-69 to move into the lead. On Thursday Dawson carded five birdies and a double-bogey on the par-4 13th. The birdies for Dawson came on the 6th, 9th, 11th, 14th and 16th holes.
For Davidson it has been consecutive rounds of 2-under 70. In the second round the native of Wales had a seesaw round with four birdies, an eagle and four bogeys.
Davidson began his round with birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 6 before falling back to even-par with three consecutive bogeys from Nos. 8-10. Despite the mid-round struggles Davidson, the 2017 Spanish Amateur Championship winner, would bounce back with a birdie on the 12th and an eagle on the par-5 14th.
Davidson did drop one more stroke on the way home but he is still in a prime position with two rounds still to play.
David Boote of Wales is in third place at 2-over, first round leader Markus Braadlie is fourth at 4-over while three others are sharing fifth at 5-over.
With day two in the books the team from Wales is leading the way. Team Wales, 5-over, is represented by Jack Davidson, David Boote, Owen Edwards and Joshua Davies.
Ireland is in second place at 10-over while Spain and Germany is tied for third at 18-over.
Scotland's Chloe Goadby now leads alone in the Women's Division. Goadby, 2-over, began the day tied for the lead but now paces the field by three shots.
Thus far Goadby has combined rounds of 72-74. Despite four bogeys and a triple-bogey, Goadby was able to limit the damage with four birdies including two in the final three holes.
Spain's Paula Neira Garcia is in second place at 5-over while Denmark's Puk Lyng Thomsen and France's Chloe Salort are tied for third at 6-over.
In the Women's Team event Denmark and Holland are tied for first at 14-over.
The team from Denmark is made up of Puk Lyng Thomsen, Sofie Nielsen and Mathilde Fredensborg. Holland's team is comprised of Roos Haarman, Romy Meekers and Zhen Bontan.
France is just one shot back in third at 15-over.
ABOUT THE European Nations Cup
An international competition contested over
72 holes of stroke-play with a team and
component. The international team format
features four-man teams in which the three
scores each day count towards the team
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