Ahmed-Reda Rhazali joint third after a second round 70 and Faycal Serghini on a four-under 140
Joshua White strung together another solid round to maintain his advantage during the second and penultimate round of the MENA Golf Tour's Ghala Valley Open Oman on Tuesday.
Two clear overnight, the 22-year-old Englishman followed his opening seven-under 65 with a 69 to reach 10 under at the picturesque Ghala Valley course at the foot of the Hajar Mountain range, a good four shots clear of Mexico's Roberto Rodriguez Cacho, who returned a 71.
Morocco's Ahmed-Reda Rhazali carded a second-round 70 to occupy joint third on a five-under 139 along with Monaco's Sandro Piaget, who shot a bogey-free 66, the best score of the day.
England's Daniel Wardrop, riding on a second-round 67, joined Morocco's Faycal Serghini and the Pakistani duo of Shafiq Masih and Hamza Amin in a tie for fifth on a four-under 140.
Morocco's Rhazali recovered well after making the turn at two-over, reeling off four birdies to steady the round while his compatriot Serghini felt he created many scoring opportunities, but putting let him down. "I just couldn't putt despite hitting the greens in regulation," said the 38-year-old Moroccan who played the front nine at two-under.
Omani ace amateur Azaan Al Rumhy made a 78 for a 36-hole total of 11-over 155 while Morocco's Younes El Hassani slipped to a tied 41st after a carding 78 in second round. The cut was made at six-over 150 with 46 professionals and 11 amateurs making it to the final round.