Lee Westwood followed up Thursday's opening round score of 71 by carding another respectable one-under-par to move to two under after Day Two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The 41-year-old made another slow start to proceedings after teeing off at 0825 alongside fellow Englishman Justin Rose and defending champion Matteo Manassero, but looks set to make the cut ahead of the weekend in Surrey.
Westwood bogeyed two of the first three holes before recovering well to return to level par for the day with back-to-back birdies at four and five, and then parred each of the next four holes to reach the turn at 35, before further birdies at the par five 12th and par four 13th took him to two-under on Friday.
However, the world number 27's good work down the West Course's back nine was quickly undone following bogeys at 14 and 16 brought Westwood back level par for the day.
He regained his composure by parring 17 and finished strongly with a birdie at 18 to replicate his score from the previous day, returning to the clubhouse on 142 in a solid position at two-under-par.
Last year's winner Manassero matched Westwood's round on Day Two, but after a disastrous opening day, the Italian will miss the cut at Wentworth on a seven over par 151.
Rose meanwhile, is also above the projected cut at the time of writing, despite carding a one-over-par 72 on Friday, which leaves him at 143 - or one under par after 36 holes.