ENGLISHMAN Robert Rock is the current leader of the second afternoon of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club. 

Rock is 13-under-par, two shots better off ellow countryman Tyrell Hatton.

A third Englishman, Eddie Pepperell is a further shot back alongside two Swedes, Alexander Bjork and Jens Dantorp. 

Rock, Pepperell and Bjork have all enjoyed good second rounds today (Friday) hitting seven-under-par 63s, but their have not been the round of the day so far. 

That accolade goes to Kirkcaldy star Connor Syme, who hit a superb 62 to set a new course record at Gullane. 

His second round was nine shots better than his opening effort - he started well and birdied the opening three holes before carded three more birdies before the turn, on the fifth, eighth and ninth. 

Birdies on 11 and the last helped him set the new course record. 

The likes of Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose are all still out on the course as they aim to mount a challenge.  

As it stands, former Open champions Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els are among those projected to miss the cut for the weekend. 

The cut is predicted to be three-under-par and both Mickelson and Els are two shots off that.