Branden Grace took over at the top of the leader board after the second round of the Volvo Golf Champions at The Links at Fancourt, firing a 66 to be at -12 for the tournament. He is now four shots clear of Thomas Aiken in second place who is at -8. Nicolas Colsaerts went from four ahead to four behind in a dismal start to his second round eventually scoring a 76 finishing at -6 and six shots off the lead. Lee Slattery of England is tied for second place with a commendable round of 65, a real improvement from his first round effort. Compatriot Tom Lewis slipped to a 74 and is now eight stokes from the top. Biggest surprise of the day was the great performance from Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal who had a beautiful round of 68 today to add to his first round 71 . This gives him a tournament total of -7 and is in fourth spot on his own. Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington continue to struggle with the course and are now 8 shots adrift of the leader.