Scott Hend in 10-birdie blitz in Tenerife

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Scott Hend, one of the enduring stalwarts of Australian golf, has put himself in contention to challenge for the Tenerife Open, firing 10 birdies in a sparkling second round of 64 at the Costa Adeje course in the Canaries.

The 47-year-old Queenslander, who showed some of his vintage best in March's Kenya Open, was left in joint-third position at halfway after his spectacular seven-under par round on a course which has been dishing out birdies a plenty.

Germany's world No.571 Nicolai Von Dellingshausen will take a surprise three-shot lead into the third round after adding a second round of 62 to his opening 64 to reach 16-under, with Spain's Pep Angles on 13-under following his 64.

Scotland's Scott Jamieson carded a course record of 61 to share third place on 12-under with Hend, Spain's Eduard Rousaud and Finland's Kalle Samooja.

Hend enjoyed a remarkable start on Friday as he made birdies on five of the first six holes, only to bogey the next two.

Yet he regrouped and fired four more birdies in the next five holes before a bogey at the short 16th checked his momentum. A birdie at the last, though, put him in a fine position, just four off the lead.

Jamieson did have an outside chance of shooting the second 59 in European Tour history when he covered his first 13 holes in eight-under par, but parred the next three holes before making birdies on the 17th and 18th.

"It's such a funny game," the Florida-based Scot said. "I just did the simple things well and holed a couple of nice putts at the right time to get momentum on my side.

"The five par fives are all gettable here. If you take care of business there and you are playing well there are plenty of chances."

Indeed, big-hitting Hend has been making hay on the par-fives, having made nine birdies so far in 10 attempts on the long holes.

First-round leader Thorbjorn Olesen slipped five shots off the lead after adding a 69 to his opening 62, while Northern Irish teenager Tom McKibbin missed the cut on his professional debut despite a second consecutive 70 leaving him two-under.