Scott Jamieson surged into contention for a second DP World Tour title on day two of the Korea Championship. Jamieson carded nine birdies and a double bogey in a second round of 65 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, the joint lowest score of the day. That vaulted the 39-year-old Scot 63 places up the leaderboard into a six-way tie for fifth on six under par, two shots behind joint leaders Yannik Paul and Park Sanghyun. Antoine Rozner, who held a four-shot overnight lead after a superb opening 63, could only add a second round of 74 to lie a shot off the pace alongside fellow Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera, who matched Jamieson's 65. "Yesterday (Thursday) seemed a bit of a struggle all day, I wasn't quite on point off the tee and I didn't take chances when I was able to, but today was a different story," said Jamieson, whose previous DP World Tour title came in South Africa in 2012. "A little better off the tee and hit a lot of really good shots. Sometimes days just click and it's nice and easy. "I was in the second group on Thursday morning and it didn't feel like there was a nine under out there. Obviously Antoine was four shots better than anyone else. "The rest of the field was so packed and you know that a good round at any point in the week will give you a big jump, more so the earlier you do it."
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Rozner was pleased to still be in contention after recovering from two early bogeys with birdies on the fifth and seventh, only to run up a triple-bogey seven on the ninth. "It's never easy to come back after such a low score but I felt pretty good and, to be honest, after seven holes I was hitting some amazing shots and it didn't turn out the way I wanted to," Rozner said. "I hit the pin on number three and made a bogey out of it. Unfortunate to hit a bad shot on nine (which) hit the cart path and went out of bounds. "The back nine was a little bit more of a struggle but I managed to still shoot one under so a good fight. I'm still in contention for the weekend."