Three golfers one stroke behind Lynn
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.
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