Irishman Paul Dunne is the joint-leader of the Open de Espana through two rounds.

The overnight pace-setter by three shots, the 25-year-old has today been equalled at 13-under-par by South African Jacques Kruyswijk at the Valderrama Club.

Kruyswijk is currently out on the course as of the time of writing, with Dunne scheduled to tee off later on Saturday.

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Hometown favourite Jon Rahm is following up an impressive Masters week four shots off the lead at nine-under-par, but owes his position largely to the honesty of 2016 winner Andrew Johnston.

After Rahm’s tee shot on the 15th found jungle-like rough, it took a search party to locate the wayward drive.

A party that included ‘Beef’ Johnston. Finding the ball, the Englishman called over the Spaniard, who was facing an inevitable dropped ball penalty.

With the crowd erupting in cheer, it seems Johnston’s already favourable status with the Spanish golfing faithful will only expand.