Scotland’s Paul Lawrie leads by one shot after carding a six-under-par 66 in round two of the Qatar Masters.
Lawrie, who won the tournament in 2012, went one stroke better than his opening round to move to 11 under overall.
Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts is 10 under, with England’s Andrew Johnston in a tie for third one shot further behind.
England’s Tommy Fleetwood is eight under while Scots David Drysdale and Stephen Gallacher (even par) were among those to miss the cut.
Defending champion Branden Grace is in a clutch of players on seven under, with fellow South African and first-round leader Louis Oosthuizen six under.