England duo Mark Foster and Richard Finch share a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Friday.
The 37-year-old Foster, who lost out in a five-man play-off for the title last year, shot a 68 while Finch posted a 67, to lead the field at 8-under 136.
''It's been a while since I have been in this situation so I'm delighted to shoot a 67,'' Finch said. ''We had some downpours out there today, and I had a couple of three putts but it's just nice to be up there leading.''
Scotland's Paul Lawrie eagled his ninth hole on route to a 67 for a share of third place on 7 under with Australia's Brett Rumford (70).
After finally ending a 13-year wait to again qualify for the Ryder Cup, Lawrie finds himself in contention for a second victory this year.
''I am not one who worries about things but when you have not played in the Ryder Cup for that long, it's got to be on your mind,'' said Lawrie.
''The Ryder Cup is still in the back of my mind bu...