Trophée Hassan II. Cañizares is Cruising. March 14 2014
Alejandro Cañizares / Getty ImagesAlejandro compiled a second round of -4 under par 68 to stay at the top of the leaderboard with a total of -14 under par, at the end of day 2 at Golf du Palais Royal. He achieved that result despite a cold putter on the day, and said he was excited to be leading going into the week-end; "I felt really confident so I was not thinking too much, I needed to let the golf happen. In some cases my putter was a little cold today but I kept it going on the back nine. It was a pity I bogeyed the 17th because that is a birdie hole but overall I am very happy to be leading at the moment and very excited for the weekend." Seve Benson stays in second place, just one shot back after he equalled Alejandro on the day, carding a second round - 4 under par 68, for a -13 under par total. "I managed to keep the momentum going early doors through the tough holes and once I got through those I could press on a bit.There was no wind for the first eight or nine holes, which made it a totally different golf course compared to yesterday. It picked up a little on the back nine but nothing to what it was yesterday so it was a lot easier today." Rafael Cabrera-Bello occupies third place on -9 under par after a second round -5 under par 67, which should have been even better after he charged through the first nine holes in just 30 shots. The best round of the day came from David Horsey, who won this event in 2011, he carded a flawless -8 under par 64 which left him T4, alongside Magnus A Carlsson and Connor Arendell. The front two have opened up a gap at the top, and unless someone gets creative on moving day they will run away with it.