Three golfers one stroke behind Lynn

Updated: April 14, 2006, 8:20 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- England's David Lynn had nine birdies in a 5-under-par 67 Friday to take the lead after two rounds at the China Open.

Lynn had four consecutive birdies starting on the second hole, and finished at 9-under 135.

"Tee to green I wont say I'm at my best, but my putting has been nice," Lynn said. "If I can keep that going, then it will be good."

Zimbabwe's Marc Cayeux shot a 65 and was stroke back at 8-under, along with Portugal's Jose Filipe Lima (69) and Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng (67).

"Today the temperature was hot, I was hot, everything was hot today," said Cayeux, who came down with a cold after shivering through the first round.

Scott Drummond of Scotland and Rahil Gangjee of India were two shots back, together with overnight leader Christian Cevaer of France.

England's Paul Casey, who won the tournament last year, kept himself in contention with a 4-under 68 and was tied for finish.

World No. 13 Henrik Stenson of Sweden, the highest ranked player in the European-Asian Tour co-sanctioned tournament, shot a 68 to make the cut.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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