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England’s Webster grabs one-stroke lead in Indonesia


Steve Webster took a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Open with a three-under 69 in the second round yesterday that moves him to six-under.

The Englishman parred the front nine, bogeyed the par-four 11th, but immediately recovered by carding birdies on the 12th and then the final three holes.

Just a shot behind Webster are compatriot Simon Dyson, Jeppe Huldahl of Denmark and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

First round leader Angelo Que fell to two-under after carding six bogeys and only two birdies.



Australian Michael Sim shot a five-under 67 yesterday to take a share of the second-round lead with Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo at the Moonah Classic.

Sim and Carballo (68) have a 36-hole total of eight-under 136 on the Moonah Links course that has twice hosted the Australian Open.

American Josh Teater (68) and Terry Pilkadaris of Australia (67) are a further stroke back in the joint Nationwide and Australasian PGA event.

Four players are tied for fifth at six-under 138, including Australian veteran Peter O’Malley (70), who was among five who shared the first-round lead. Australian Steven Conran shot 67, while Americans Daniel Summerhays and Hunter Haas each had 70s to be tied with O’Malley.



Brittany Lang of the US shot a three-under 69 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over compatriots Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer at the halfway stage of the US$1.45 million LPGA Thailand.

Lang used long drives to produce her second straight bogey-free round, giving her a two-day total of seven-under 137 at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation course.

Two shots off the lead and at joint fourth were American Angela Stanford (71) and first-round leader Jin Joo-hong of South Korea (73).

The world’s top-ranked player Lorena Ochoa improved after a mediocre opening round on Thursday, firing a 69 to be tied for sixth, three strokes off the lead. Level with Ochoa at four-under were South Korea’s Ji Eun-hee (67), Japan’s Mika Miyazato (67), Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson (72) and American Kristy McPherson (72).



Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum defended her DLF Women’s Indian Open title after carding a four-under 68 to win by two strokes from South Korea’s Kim Hae-jung.

The 19-year-old finished the three-round event with an eight-under 208 total — two strokes better than Kim.

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