Richard Bland has slipped down the leaderboard after the second day of the Africa Open.

The Stoneham professional had been one shot off the lead after his opening round, but could not improve on his four-under-par total at East London Golf Club in Friday’s action.

Bland’s level-par effort on day two puts him in a tie for 24th place heading into the weekend.

Fellow Hampshire player Sam Hutsby will also be in action over the next two days.

The Liphook member was level-par at the start of the day, before shooting two-under to move into a share of 50th position.

England's Matt Ford leads on 11-under.