Germany's Siem (10-under) has a one stroke lead over Dane Soren Hansen and India's Jeev Milkha Singh after 36 holes of the European Tour's Irish Open. The event is being held at Killarney, Kerry, Ireland.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are tied for 25th at four-under. Another Northern Irishman, Darron Clarke, the British Open winner, missed the cut as did Ireland's Padraig Harrington and USA's Scott Pinckney. Pinckney, who turned pro at the Scandinavian Masters, is soaking up some experience prior to returning to the States.