A run of three successive birdies has helped Callum Shinkwin made positive strides up the Turkish Airlines Open at the halfway stage.

Following yesterday’s level-par opening round of 71, the Bushey palyer shot a four-under 67 to move into a tie for 23rd place at the time of writing, with 36 holes of the Rolex Series event remaining at Regnum Carya Resort.

Although the Moor Park Golf Club professional is 10 shots behind leader Nicolas Colsaerts, he is within two of the top 10 as the leading players on the European Tour battle it out in the third-last event of the season.

But Moor Park club-mate Matt Wallace endured a birdie-less second round after following up yesterday’s 71 with a 72 to leave him down in a share of 52nd.

Having started from the 11th, Shinkwin capitalised on the first of the par fives at 12 to move to one-under. Although the 24-year-old made a bogey five at 16, he was immediately back in minus numbers for the tournament with a birdie three at 17.

It was holes six to eight that were to prove particularly productive for this year’s Scottish Open runner-up, who went two, four, two to move to within striking distance of the sharp end of the leaderboard.

Wallace is five shots further back after a day that saw him par every hole, except for a bogey six on the 12th.

The 27-year-old is currently 61st on the Race to Dubai standings and needs to be inside the top-60 after next week’s Nebank Golf Challenge to be guaranteed a place in the field for the season-ending World Tour Championship.