Lam Zhiqun leads Asian Amateur

Updated: October 8, 2010, 11:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TOKYO -- Lam Zhiqun of Singapore shot a 66 on Friday to grab a one-shot lead in the Asian Amateur Championship at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan.

Lam, 21, leads Yosuke Asaji of Japan by one shot and is 7 under through 36 holes. Asaji led after the first round of the event, which awards its winner a berth in the 2011 Masters.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and Lee Kyung-hoon of Korea are two shots behind the leader. A total of 64 players survived the cut.

Aside from a berth at Augusta National, the winner and runner-up get spots in the International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship in 2011.

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