South Australian, Ormsby, has struggled in recent starts on the European Tour although a runner-up finish at the Vic Open earlier in the year assisted his cause and has him currently in 75th place on the Road to Dubai rankings.
Nick Cullen is a shot behind Ormsby in a share of 40th place while Jason Scrivener was the only other Australian to make the weekend although he had to pull out all stops to do so, the West Australian with birdies at three of his last five holes to just scrape into the field for the final 36 holes.
Daniel Gaunt, Dimi Papadatos, Jake McLeod, Lucas Herbert, Adam Bland, Scott Hend and Deyen Lawson failed to survive the 1 over cut.
The leader, Schwab, has yet to win on the European Tour but he has been putting together a series of solid finishes of late and his start this week opens an opportunity to better his previous best finish of 4th at last year’s Indian Open.
Schwab leads by one over Frenchman Romain Langasque and Spain’s Alejandro Canizares.
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