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West Australian Jason Scrivener has struggled for much of the 2022 season to date, but a second round of 64 has given the 33 year old South African born, but now Perth based golfer a two shot lead in the European Tour’s Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed event at the Halmstad GC, in Tylösand, Sweden.

As the name would suggest, the event brings together male and female golfers competing against each other for the same purse but off different golf course set-ups in consideration of gender in the $US2 million event.

By his own ever-improving standards, 2022 has been a frustrating one for Scrivener who has recorded just one top ten in eleven starts in 2022 and he is currently outside the top 100 in the DP World Tour rankings.

“It has been a frustrating couple of months, and I felt a round like this was close and I am pretty happy with it,” said Scrivener.

“I have been playing decent just not really holing any putts and making a few mistakes here and there, and not putting a score together, so for it all to come together today it was nice.”

Sweden’s Linn Grant and Italian amateur Carolina Melgrati are the leading women and just two behind Scrivener and tied for 2nd place with Frenchman Mike Lorenzo Vera.