Simon Dyson has celebrated his late call up to the Open Championship in style by moving onto the leaderboard at the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.
The 33-year-old, who is due to have a cortisone injection in his back to ensure he can play later this month, was fifth reserve for the major.
But Tiger Woods, Tomas Levet, David Toms and Tim Clark all withdrew due to injury and Brendan Jones decided to stay at home with his wife, who is expecting to give birth to a child during the tournament.
Dyson's round, which included four birdies, built on yesterday's round of 68 but his playing partner Scott Jamieson has had an even better second round.
The European Tour rookie hit back from a bogey at the tenth, the first hole he played, with a run of five birdies in-a-row, which he followed with an eagle on the 18th.
His run continued on the front nine with another eagle on the second and a further birdie on the sixth, but a double bogey on the eighth spoiled his high-class round, which has catapulted the Scot into the lead on 11-under with Graeme McDowell.