A second successive five-under-par round of 67 has left Callum Shinkwin firmly into contention at the halfway stage of the Open de Espana.

Having opened up with six birdies and just the one dropped shot yesterday to sit in a tie for third and one shot off the first round lead, the Bushey golfer continued his positive progress to fire a bogey-free second round to pick up five more shots.

This has moved him into a three-way tie for second, three shots behind leader Paul Dunne at Centro Nacional de Golf.

The Moor Park professional was immediately into the groove in Madrid this morning, picking up a shot on his first hole, the par four 10th.

Further birdies followed at the par four 13th and 15th holes, and he finished his ‘front’ nine by picking up a further shot on the par four 18th to go out in a four-under score of 32.

Shinkwin then consolidated on the ‘back’ nine, playing par golf for the remainder of his round with the exception of the par five fifth where he made his fifth birdie of the day.

But there was disappointment for Moor Park club-mate Matt Wallace, who missed the cut after a four-over-par second round of 76.

The Pinner-based professional, who was seeking back-to-back European Tour victories following his Hero Indian Open triumph last month, celebrated his 28th birthday yesterday with a round of 69 to sit in share of 23rd place after the opening 18 holes.

But the second round proved to be a different story for Wallace, who made bogey fives at the par four fourth and eighth holes before a double bogey at the par three ninth saw him go out in 40 and drop back to plus-one.

He retrieved one of those shots with a birdie at the 10th, gave it back with a five at 12 and moved back to even par for the tournament with a three at 13.

Wallace's campaign was to end with another dropped shot though, as a bogey six on 18 left him near the back of the field in a tie for 129th.