Zhang Lianwei shrugged off a disappointing opening round of 74 with a courageous five-under-par 67 in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday. Zhang looked a certainty for the weekend off after completing the first 16 holes of his opening round in four over par. However, birdies on the final two holes pulled the Shenzhen golfer back from the brink and gave him the opportunity of redeeming himself with a good score yesterday. A 10-foot birdie putt on the par-five 10th, his first hole, proved the ideal start to Zhang's round. Further birdies on the 14th and 18th saw him climb into red numbers for the first time this week. He then added three more birdies at the third, seventh and eighth holes before dropping his only shot of the day on the par-four ninth. 'I'm a bit disappointed to finish with a bogey but I'm now back in the tournament,' said Zhang, who stands at three-under-par 141. Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee made a late bid to survive the cut when he chipped in for eagle at the last, turning his one-over into a one-under 71 for the day and 143 for the first two rounds. The cut was projected at 144.