Jonathan Caldwell and Niall Kearney are six shots off the lead at the halfway point of the Qatar Masters.
The Irish duo are both on three under after carding a 70 and 71 respectively on day two at Doha Golf Club.
But Cormac Sharvin misses the cut after finishing on five over after a second-round 75.
At the top of the leaderboard, Pablo Larrazabal recovered from a nightmare start to retain his lead.
His two-shot overnight advantage was wiped out as he covered the front nine in 40, including a double-bogey seven on the ninth.
The Spaniard immediately made amends with an eagle on the 10th and picked up three more shots to add a 71 to his opening 64 for a halfway total of nine under par.
Poland's Adrian Meronk, South Africa's Wilco Nienaber and American Chase Hanna share second place on eight under, with France's Romain Langasque a shot further back.
England's Daniel Gavins shares sixth place on six under with compatriot Matthew Jordan, Scotland's Ewen Ferguson and Austria's Lukas Nemecz.
Additional reporting: PA