Graeme Storm yesterday maintained his challenge at the top of the Computacenter English Challenge Open at the Donnington Grove Country Club in Berkshire, writes Nick Loughlin.

Following Thursday's opening five-under-par round, Storm produced an immaculate second round 70 to stay in second place, just one shot behind leader Richard Bland.

After winning in Morocco the previous week, Storm - who started on the tenth hole - yesterday began with ten successive pars before making birdies on the second and fourth holes as he closes in on a place on the European Tour for 2005.