Garcia and Molinari lead in Dubai

Shane Lowry leads the Irish challenge

Italy's Francesco Molinari and Spain's Sergio Garcia lead the way after the second round at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Both players posted second round totals of 67 to add to their first round 68s to lead the field by one shot on nine-under.

Lee Westwood leads the chasing pack on eight-under after posting a score of two-under for his round today.

Shane Lowry leads the Irish challenge and is currently six shots off the pace on three-under par for his first two rounds.

Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy sit in joint 29th place on one-under. McIlroy got himself back into contention today posting a total of four-under to make up for his sloppy round of three-over yesterday. He is attempting to win the season's finale for the third time. 

The two men chasing the Race to Dubai title, Danny Willet and Henrik Stenson, both sit on three-under after the opening two rounds. Willet needs to win the tournament to guarantee beating Stenson to the end of season honours.