Daly stays in contention with 69

Updated: May 8, 2009, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

TURIN, Italy -- Daniel Vancsik took the lead at the Italian Open, shooting a 6-under 65 to lead Gareth Maybin by one stroke after Friday's second round.

John Daly stayed in contention with a second straight 69 at the Royal Park I Roveri course that had him five strokes back on the tightly packed leaderboard.

Maybin shot a 70 to follow the course record 64 he had in the opening round.

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie didn't make the cut. The Scot bogeyed the last two holes, finishing at 2 over to crash out early as he did a week ago at the Spanish Open.

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