Goosen takes 1-shot lead in BMW Intl

Updated: June 26, 2009, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

MUNICH -- Retief Goosen of South Africa shot a 4-under 68 for a one-shot lead after the second round of the BMW International Open.

Goosen stood at 12-under 132 at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark trailed by one after a 65. John Daly shot 70 for a 144 total, missing the cut by three strokes.

David Drysdale of Scotland had the lowest round of the day, finishing with a 64. He's tied for third with Nick Dougherty of England (65).

Dougherty had two eagle 3s within four holes. He hit the flagstick with his 6-iron approach to the par-5 sixth hole.

Goosen's biggest challenge was coping with the sandflies swarming around the course after three days of heavy rain earlier in the week. Goosen's lime-green shirt seemed to attract the flies.

"At times they were all over me and I could not see the ball," he said. "Eventually, I had to put my blue rain top on even though the sun was shining."

The 24-year-old Kjeldsen, winner of last year's Volvo Masters and the Andalucian Open in Spain in March, has risen to No. 37 in recent months. He didn't play at the U.S. Open because of an ear infection.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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