TWO English contenders are among the chasing pack at the Andalucia Open, leaving them in a great position to challenge for the title.

Anthony Wall and Lloyd Kennedy lie joint second, along with Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva and two other contenders, following the first days play at Aloha.

The pair – who trail Italian teenager Matteo Manassero – fired a five-under-par 67, leaving them three strokes off the lead.

There was bad news for Ryder Cup-winning captain Colin Montgomerie though, who is battling to survive the halfway cut after a 73.

Wall is an experienced golfer who has played on the European Tour since 1998, while Kennedy is a qualifying school graduate who turned professional in 2006.

The leading challengers will be hoping for a strong showing as they bid to make the cut ahead of next month’s Masters at Augusta.

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