Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power both are six shots off the lead at the half-way point of the Bermuda Championship at the Port Royal GC.

McDowell finished his round with birdies on 17 and 18, to go along with those picked up on the first, second, 10 and 12. Bogeys on eight and 13 would see him sign for a 67 and a five-under finish, the same mark as Power, who added a 70 to his opening 67.

The Waterford golfer started his round with a double-bogey six at the first but he recovered to record back-to-back birdies on five and six, before he eagled the seventh. That good work was undone with a bogey on eight and another on 16, but a birdie at the subsequent hole leaves Power in a tie for 17th.

Leading the way on 11-under par is Canada's Taylor Pendrith, who fired a blistering 61, with an eagle on 17 capping nine earlier birdies.

Pre-tournament favourite Matt Fitzpatrick is back on three under.

Fitzpatrick, who won the Andalucia Masters on his last start, was also five under after following birdies on the second, fourth and 10th with an eagle on the 17th, only to double bogey the last.