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Luke Joy of Broadstone Golf Club leads going into the final round of the 2014 PGA Europro Tour HotelPlanner.com Championship after posting a second-round score of -3, 68.luke joy golfer

Joy, moved to 11 under par, 131, and extended his lead to two strokes at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire.

Nick McCarthy and Marcus Armitage lie tied second on nine under par, while seven golfers are tied fourth on eight under par. Among those three shots behind the leader is Dave Thomas, who shot the day’s best round – an eight-under-par, 63, on the par-71 Red and Yellow Course.

Joy, who posted an opening with a 63 on Wednesday, began his second round began on the tenth tee and he got off to a promising start with birdies at holes 11 and 12. He birdied the first hole to sign for an unblemished second-round of three under.

McCarthy of Moortown Golf Club, was four strokes behind Joy at the start of the day but a second-round of -5, 66, saw him move to within two of the leader. Armitage of Howley Hall Golf Club was a winner on the PGA Europro Tour at Concra Wood last year and shot a six-under 65 to join McCarthy in second ahead of the final round.

Eight golfers will begin Friday’s conclusive 18 just three shots off the lead. Course-record rounds of eight under par twice this week gives someone going low the chance to snatch victory.

A further nine golfers are just four shots behind Joy and will also take realistic hopes of finishing top of the pack into Friday’s. The winner will take home £10,000 from the £40,000 prize fund.

Some of Europe’s best young golfers are in action in the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour event, and the final round will be filmed for a two-hour highlights package to be aired on Sky Sports on July 1.

A cut to the leading 50 players and ties has now been made, with the 67 players whose 36-hole scores of two under par or better will playing the final round tomorrow (Friday).

Golf Leaderboard (par-71):-

1 England Luke Joy Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club -3 F * -11 63 68 131
T2 England Nick McCarthy Moortown Golf Club -5 F -9 67 66 133
T2 England Marcus Armitage Howley Hall Golf Club -6 F -9 68 65 133
T4 Ireland Stephen Grant The Heritage -5 F * -8 68 66 134
T4 England Lee Clarke Beeston Fields Golf Club -2 F * -8 65 69 134
T4 England Stuart Archibald The Legend Alliance -3 F * -8 66 68 134
T4 England Liam Bond Marriott St Pierre Golf Resort -3 F -8 66 68 134
T4 England Dave Thomas Hanbury Manor Golf & CC -8 F -8 71 63 134
T4 England George Thacker Kedleston Park -2 F -8 65 69 134
T4 England Neil Chaudhuri www.specialisteyes.co.uk -4 F * -8 67 67 134
T11 England Jamie Abbott Fynn Valley Golf Club -1 F * -7 65 70 135
T11 England James Webber Three Rivers / Stock Brook -5 F * -7 69 66 135
T11 England Greg Payne Chobham Golf Club -3 F -7 67 68 135
T11 England Sam Connor Alsager Golf & Country Club -2 F * -7 66 69 135
T11 England Laurie Canter Saltford Golf Club -3 F * -7 67 68 135
T11 Finland Janne Kaske Kullo Golf -5 F -7 69 66 135
T11 Scotland Zack Saltman Archerfield Links Golf Club -3 F -7 67 68 135
T11 Scotland Ross Cameron Saltire Energy Ltd -5 F -7 69 66 135
T11 Scotland Elliot Saltman Archerfield Links Golf Club -2 F * -7 66 69 135
T20 England Andy Palmer Chorley Golf Club -4 F * -6 69 67 136
T20 Scotland Sam Binning Ranfurly Castle -6 F * -6 71 65 136
T20 England Luke Jackson Lindrick Golf Club -2 F * -6 67 69 136
T23 England Stiggy Hodgson The Wisley Golf Club -5 F * -5 71 66 137
T23 South Africa Darryn Lloyd Toft Hotel +1 F * -5 65 72 137
T23 England Liam Murray La Marquesa Golf -3 F -5 69 68 137
T23 England Jamie Rutherford Knebworth Golf Club -4 F * -5 70 67 137
T23 England David Booth Rotherham Golf Club -2 F -5 68 69 137
T23 England Scott Campbell Hallowes Golf Club -3 F -5 69 68 137
T23 Scotland Paul Shields Kirkhill Golf Club -2 F -5 68 69 137
T30 Spain Sebastian Garcia Grout Golf de Poniente Mallorca +3 F -4 64 74 138
T30 England Rory Walsh Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club -4 F * -4 71 67 138
T30 England James Maw Rockliffe Hall -4 F * -4 71 67 138
T30 England Andrew Cheese Sutton Coldfield Golf Club E F * -4 67 71 138
T30 England Richard Wallis North Foreland Golf Club -3 F -4 70 68 138
T30 England James Watts Kingsway Golf Centre -4 F -4 71 67 138
T30 Trinidad And Tobago Benjamin Martin Unattached -3 F * -4 70 68 138
T30 England Craig Adams Farrington/First Choice Villas -1 F -4 68 70 138
T38 England Scott Fallon Lightning Packaging Supp Ltd -3 F * -3 71 68 139
T38 England Matthew Swales Cumberwell Park Golf Club -2 F -3 70 69 139
T38 England Dale Whitnell Forrester Park Golf Club E F -3 68 71 139
T38 England Ryan Boyns JMS Golf -1 F * -3 69 70 139
T38 England Ryan O’Neill Penwortham Golf Club +1 F -3 67 72 139
T38 England Graeme Clark Doncaster Golf Club -2 F * -3 70 69 139
T38 Scotland Kris Nicol Paul Lawrie Golf Centre +2 F -3 66 73 139
T38 Ireland Tim Rice Limerick Golf Club -1 F * -3 69 70 139
T38 England John-Paul Banbury Moor Hall Golf Club E F * -3 68 71 139
T38 England Dan Seymour Caversham Heath Golf Club -1 F -3 69 70 139
T38 England Ben Smith Thames Materials -1 F * -3 69 70 139
T38 England Adam Wootton BJP Oxford -4 F * -3 72 67 139
T50 England Michael Farrier-Twist Sedlescombe Golf Club E F * -2 69 71 140
T50 England Simon Lilly Wellingborough Golf Club E F -2 69 71 140
T50 Scotland Conor O’Neil Mearns Castle Golf Academy +3 F -2 66 74 140
T50 Wales Mark Laskey Brocket Hall Golf Club -5 F * -2 74 66 140
T50 England Jonny McAllister Winning Express / Tankersey GC E F * -2 69 71 140
T50 England Liam Taylor T&C Joinery, Sherwood Forest +4 F * -2 65 75 140
T50 England James Robinson Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club -1 F -2 70 70 140
T50 England Martin Woodbridge Bearwood Lakes Golf Club -2 F -2 71 69 140
T50 England Richard Law Low Laithes Golf Club -3 F -2 72 68 140
T50 England Jack Colegate Deangate Ridge Golf Club +1 F * -2 68 72 140
T50 England Jason Dransfield De Vere Wychwood Park E F * -2 69 71 140
T50 England Charlie Cossins Cumberwell Park -2 F -2 71 69 140
T50 England Robert Sutton Dunstable Downs -4 F -2 73 67 140
T50 England Myles Frost Perton Park Golf Club -2 F * -2 71 69 140
T50 England James Hepworth Ilkley Golf Club -3 F * -2 72 68 140
T50 England Paul Reed Bristol & Clifton Golf Club -2 F * -2 71 69 140
T50 England Mathew Webb Bedlingtonshire Golf Club -2 F -2 71 69 140
T50 England Darren Wright Rowlands Castle Golf Club E F * -2 69 71 140

Source: PGA

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