SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) – Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving to second place behind England's Ashley Chesters at Andalucia's Valderrama Masters, battered by rain on Friday. for the second consecutive day at the Real Club Valderrama, in the south of Spain, before darkness caused the second round to be suspended until Saturday, with the Chesters in sight during the night at 5.
. He prevented 60 golfers from finishing their first round. They included the Scottish player Warren, who came out on Friday and finished his first round with a 2-under 69.
Then he made three birdies to go with a bogey on the first nine holes of the second round before he stopped the game. He joined the French Gregory Bourdy a shot behind Chesters.
"I'm hitting the ball as well as I've done in a long time," Warren said. "Hitting fairways and greens is the most important thing around here, so I hope tomorrow I'll get up with the same swing."
Chesters and Bourdy were among several golfers who could not play a single hole in the second round on Friday.  Warren, a three-time European Tour winner, has struggled this season and needs a good performance to maintain his gaming privileges for next year.
Currently rated 144, Warren needs to go to the top 116 to keep his card.