JORDAN Smith has enjoyed a thunderous second round at the Porsche European Open as he carded a five under-par round of 67 in Germany.

Starting out on the 10th, the 24-year-old, who was briefly the clubhouse leader, started much like his opening round a day earlier, with three straight birdies.

The first came on the par-five 11th, before a further two on the par-four 12th and 13th hole in Hamburg.

A bogey four on the 14th was an early blemish on his scorecard, but the Derry Hill man made up for that with an eagle three on the following hole.

His fourth birdie came on the 18th, where he signed off a spectacular front nine to leave him five under-par for the day.

His back nine was somewhat settled, scoring a solitary birdie three on the third before the Bowood pro saw his rhythm disturbed with two holes to go, as the rain halted play.

After returning to the course, Smith was pegged back as he signed off with a bogey six on the ninth, leaving him five under-par and seven-under overall.

Laurie Canter also made the cut, but endured a more turbulent round compared to his fellow Wiltshire man.

The 27-year-old registered a total of five birdies, but only managed to finish one under-par round of 71, after also collecting four bogeys.

Canter started with a bogey five on the sixth and a bogey six on the ninth.

However, he was able to redeem himself in his back nine, when he carded a birdie four on the 11th and a birdie three on the 13th.

Inconsistency proved to be a problem for the 27-year-old from here as he hit a bogey four on the 14th, birdie four on the 15th and a bogey six on the 16th.

Canter was able to shave two shots off of his total when it took him two stokes on the 17th and four on the par-four 18th.