On a day when several of his rivals went backwards, Matthias Schwab pulled further clear in Turkey in pursuit of a maiden European Tour win.
Danny Willett is part of a four-man group sitting one shot behind Turkish Airlines Open leader Matthias Schwab.
Justin Rose is just two shots behind leaders Matthias Schwab and Tom Lewis as he eyes a third consecutive Turkish Open triumph.
Tapio Pulkkanen leads the Italian Open, with Justin Rose close behind, but Francesco Molinari has work to do.
Matthew Southgate ran him close, but Victor Perez would not be denied at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The third leg of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship saw Victor Perez and Matthew Southgate end the day on top of the leaderboard.
On a day when the weather hindered a number of fast-starting stars in Scotland, Justin Rose and youngster Matthew Jordan excelled.
Jon Rahm again came up with the goods at the 18th despite an awful drive, ensuring Danny Willett was joined in the lead again.
World number two Rory McIlroy left himself with no room for error on Friday at Wentworth, moving just above the cut line.
While Rory McIlroy struggled in his first round, Matt Wallace dazzled in familiar surroundings to lead by one at Wentworth.