Euro Tour. Nordea Masters. Manassero Marches On. May 31 2013

Matteo Manassero marches on in the Nordea Masters at the Bro Hof Slott course in Sweden, leading the field by two shots at the conclusion of the second round. Matteo Manassero   (Getty Images) Matteo Manassero / Getty Images Matteo shot a second round of  -7 under par 65, for a tournament total of -13 under par, and to lead the field by two shots. He carded five birdies on the back nine, just 31 shots. Matteo likes the back nine; " It was nice after the start to be able to come back and shoot another great score, so I’m glad the way the day has gone. I like that nine,  they are holes where you can gain or lose many shots, and if you can gain it’s a big gap. The conditions are absolutely perfect." In second place at -11 under par is Mikko Ilonen. Mikko was one of two players who completed the second in -9 under par, 63. The other golfer with a magical second round was Peter Whiteford, and his effort elevated him into third place alone with a total of -10 under par. Peter said he had been playing well; " I have been swinging pretty well over the past month but today was special. It was near perfect conditions and the golf course is in great shape." A piece of European Tour History was created when Australian Andrew Dodt became the first player ever  to have two holes-in-one in a single round. His reward, he just made the cut, on the number, and received a box of champagne from the tournament sponsors Nordea. Andrew spoke of his achievement" " The shot at the 11th, my second, kick-started things. I made a few more birdies in between, then a couple of bogeys and I was heading the wrong way when I got to the seventh, our 16th hole. It was an eight iron, felt a little bit heavy at the start, but right on line and it went in. I can’t get my head around it, I’m pretty proud to be the first one to do it. I had seven before today. The 11th I was pretty still and it was the perfect club for a six iron, little draw, and it was slam dunk straight in the hole. I didn’t putt very well today so I’m glad I was able to hole with a long club." I think it will take another magical round from someone to wrest this title from Matteo's grip.