England's Richard Bland finished with three sraight birdies to grab a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the BMW Italian Open in Turin.The 40-year-old from Southampton carded a second successive 66 to move clear of a group of four players at 11 under par.They are France's Gregory Bourdy, who shot an eight-under 64, Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (65), Scotland's Marc Warren (65) and South African Greg Mulroy (67).Second round leaderboardGB&Ire unless stated
-12 R Bland
-11 G Bourdy (Fra)
-11 G F'dez-Castagno (Spn)
-11 M Warren
-11 G Mulroy (SA)-10 R McEvoyClick here for collated scores
Bland has never won on the European Tour and at 126 in the Race to Dubai, he is facing another trip to qualifying school and desperately needs a good finish this week.
But he will be in confident mood heading into the weekend after coming home in five-under 31 to complete a bogey-free round.