Date: October 27, 2007

Rain in Spain halts Classic

Robert-Jan Derksen and Jean-Francois Lucquin lead the way at the Mallorca Classic after another rain-affected day, while Matthew Millar is the best of the Australians, seven strokes off the pace. Dutchman Derksen, one of the most consistent players on the European Tour, and France&aposs Lucquin both posted five-under 65s to go with the pair&aposs first up 66s. The two players are currently leading the field on nine-under overall, three strokes ahead of Pater Lawrie and Mads Vibe-Hastrup, while first round leader Niclas Fasth is a further stroke back as part of a three-way tie for fifth. However, after play on the first day was affected by a late storm, the Pula course was hit by more persistent rain during the second day, leaving several players short of completing their rounds. Australian Matthew Millar did manage to complete his 18 holes, producing a three-under 67 that consisted of four birdies and a bogey as he goes into the third round on two-under overall for the tournament. Two strokes further back is Wade Ormsby, who was still on even par after six holes when play was suspended. Brett Rumford (+1) and Peter O&aposMalley (+2) were further back in the field but had only completed eight holes on the Island course. Matthew Zions (75) did manage too complete his round but struggled on the second day, carding a five-over 75 after being at one-under overall teeing off. It was not a great day for Andrew Tampion either. The Australian carded a seven-over 77 to be nine-over overall. However, when the rain stopped play, things were looking up for Terry Price. Indeed they could not have got much worse for Price he carded a 13-over 83 on the first day. But, after five holes, he had already pulled back two strokes during the second round to give himself the faintest of hopes of making the cut. Second round of the Mallorca Classic, Spain (Par 70) Weather ends play: -9 Robert-Jan Derksen 66 65, Jean-Francois Lucquin 66 65 -6 Peter Lawrie 66 68, Mads Vibe-Hastrup 68 66 -5 Niclas Fasth 65 70, Thongchai Jaidee 71 64, Sam Little 66 69, Alastair Forsyth 68 (Hole 7) -4 Barry Lane 68 68, Francesco Molinari 68 68, Marcel Siem 68 68, Carl Suneson 72 64, Graeme Storm 67 (Hole 9), Andrew McLardy 66 (Hole 5) also: -2 Matthew Millar (Australia) 71 67 E Wade Ormsby (Australia) 70 (Hole 6) +1 Brett Rumford (Australia) 71 (Hole 8) +2 Peter O&aposMalley (Australia) 70 (Hole 8) Projected cut: +4 Matthew Zions (Australia) 69 75 +9 Andrew Tampion (Australia) 72 77 +11 Terry Price (Australia) 83 (Hole 5)