- Open de Espana, Round Two
Garcia falls further behind in Spain
Sergio Garcia failed to improve on his stuttering opening round at the Open de Espana, slipping further behind the leaders with a one-over-par second round of 73.
Garcia carded two bogeys and a solitary birdie in tricky conditions on the Parador de El Saler course, leaving the Spaniard seven shots off American Peter Uihlein's clubhouse lead of six-under-par.
Windy conditions and difficult pin positions proved tricky for the field, but Raphael Jacquelin carded a six-under 66 to move within one shot of Uihlein's lead, joining overnight leader Felipe Aguilar and Swede Rikard Karlberg on five-under-par overall.
"I am very pleased with the way I played," Jacquelin said. "Even yesterday, I shot one over but hit the ball pretty good.
"I have been patient and it paid today; that's the game of golf. I am very pleased six under, especially on this course - which is not easy.
"I did well today. It was great to play; I think maybe it was a little more windy this morning, but sometimes you have to be lucky."
Elsewhere, England's Eddie Pepperell moved to four-under-par overall after carding a second successive round of 70, while Scotsman Marc Warren enjoyed the same.
England trio David Howell, Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Baldwin all moved within sight of the leader, carding a 71, 69 and 68 respectively to move to three-under-par overall.
Paul Casey followed his first round of 72 with a two-under-par 70 to set himself nicely for Saturday's third round while Miguel Angel Jimenez, in his first competitive tournament since breaking his leg in a skiing accident, missed the cut after carding a 74 to finish six-over-par overall.
Francesco Molinari also missed the cut, while brother Edoardo Molinari drifted back to one-under-par after carding a 73.