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Germany's Von Dellingshausen powers to Tenerife Open lead

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German golfer Nicolai von Dellingshausen (Getty Images)
German golfer Nicolai von Dellingshausen (Getty Images)
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German golfer Nicolai von Dellingshausen carded a low 62 on Friday to take a three-shot lead heading into the weekend at the Tenerife Open.

Von Dellingshausen does not have full playing privileges on the European Tour but looked very much at home at Golf Costa Adeje as he moved to 16-under to take a three stroke lead from home favourite Pep Angles.

"Just another great day in the office. I played well tee to green, had a couple of good putts but just stiffed it a lot more than I did yesterday with crucial up and downs. Just a great day, going out in the morning," said Von Dellingshausen.

Von Dellingshausen, who has been on the Challenge Tour these past four seasons, is playing just his 16th European Tour event this week and going in search of a first Top 10.

He was in contention at last week's Austrian Golf Open before finishing out of the Top 25, but the 28-year-old believes he has brought the lessons from that experience.

"I don't know whether it's the course, but I've been working on staying in the present a lot more and that's one of the biggest achievements - it means it doesn't have anything to do with the course," said Von Dellingshausen.

"That's what I took from the Sunday in Austria. I'm a thinker, so I like being more in the future or in the past, it's a big challenge to stay in the present moment - I think I've done that a lot better the last two days."

Spaniard Eduard Rousaud, Australian Scott Hend, Scotsman Scott Jamieson - who fired a course record 61 - and Finn Kalle Samooja were then at 12-under.

South African Dean Burmester, South Korea's Yikeun Chang, American Sean Crocker and Dane Thorbjørn Olesen were five shots off the lead.

Leading second round scores in the European Tour's Tenerife Open at Golf Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain on Friday (GBR/IRL unless stated; par 71):

126 - Nicolai von Dellingshausen (GER) 64 62

129 - Pep Angles (ESP) 65 64

130 - Scott Hend (AUS) 66 64, Eduard Rousaud (ESP) 64 66, Kalle Samooja (FIN) 64 66, Scott Jamieson 69 61

131 - Thorbjoern Olesen (DEN) 62 69, Sean Crocker (USA) 67 64, Dean Burmester (RSA) 63 68, Chang Yi-Keun (KOR) 67 64

132 - Paul Waring 67 65, Alexander Bjoerk (SWE) 63 69, John Catlin (USA) 63 69, Kim Sihwan (KOR) 67 65, Louis de Jager (RSA) 66 66

133 - Garrick Higgo (RSA) 63 70, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP) 69 64, Adrian Meronk (POL) 68 65, Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 68 65

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