Simon Thornton leads the Irish challenge at the European Tour School in Spain on five under par and is tied for tenth place in Cataluyna after today's second round of the six round event.

Peter Lawrie is tied 17th on four under, Kevin Phelan is one under par and tied for 47th place, while Gareth Maybin sits on three over - tied 102nd - and Michael McGeady is on four over par in a tie for 115th.

India's Anirban Lahiri leads the way on nine under two shots clear of the Swedish pairing of Rikard Karlberg and Pelle Edberg.

The first cut will be made after Tuesday’s fourth round with the top 25 players plus ties after next Thursday's final round getting their main Tour cards.