Matt Wallace will be hoping for a better day when he gets his third round underway at the BMW PGA Championship this morning.

The Moor Park Golf Club honorary member had led after the opening round at Wentworth after shooting a fine bogey-free seven-under-par round of 65.

The 29-year-old experienced the other side of coin in difficult conditions yesterday though, struggling to a four-over-par 76 as he slipped down to a share of 24th place on three-under-par.

Bogey fives at the first and third set the tone for the round before Wallace’s fortunes took a turn for the better with a birdie three at the sixth. That shot was soon to be given back with a third bogey on the front nine at the eighth to go out in a two-over score of 37.

The world number 26 did make two birdies on the back nine, at the par five 12th and 17th holes, but his struggles continued with dropped shots at 10, 14, 15 and 18 as he came home in a two-over 39.

It means Wallace will start day three eight shots behind second round leaders Jon Rahm and Danny Willett.