Racing Steps-backed racer Rowland edged out Strakka driver Ellinas by 0.062 seconds, thanks to a fastest time of 1m59.092s - set after the chequered flag had appeared.
Reigning Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion Nyck de Vries held provisional pole with two minutes left on the clocks, but the Dutchman was demoted to third, one place ahead of Rowland's Fortec team-mate and championship leader Jazeman Jaafar.
On her second run on new tyres in qualifying two, Visser was unable to reproduce her strong earlier form and will start 14th.
Tech 1 driver Roy Nissany brought out the yellows at the conclusion of the session when he crashed at Pouhon, wedging the front of his car underneath the tyre barriers.
After a concerning delay, with a medical car and marshals in attendance, Nissany appeared to extract himself from the cockpit unaided.
Teams have an open choice of downforce settings for Sunday races this season, in contrast to the mandatory low-downforce configuration used in race one on Saturdays - which has caused controversy this weekend.
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