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Liang Wenchong of China fired a 4-under 67 to grab a one-shot lead over Aaron Townsend of Australia after the second round of the China Masters on Friday.
Liang, who shared the opening-round lead with three others, carded two birdies on his first three holes and six overall on the day. He has a two-round total of 7-under 135.
Townsend, meanwhile, is coming off his best finish on the OneAsia Tour this year, a sixth at the High1 Resort Open. He had two birdies on his first five holes and seven overall to go with two bogeys.
Four players led by YE Yang of South Korea were joint third and four shots off the lead.
Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shot a 1-over 72 and is tied for 17th.
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Liang Wen-chong of China shot a 3-under 68 after the opening round of the China Masters on Thursday to grab a share of the lead alongside countryman Yuan Hao and Australian Steven Jones.
The trio outshined the big names at the tournament, with former British Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen and Y.E. Yang of South Korea three shots back after shooting level par 71s.
Four players were...
China Masters Leading Scores Scores Friday from the China Masters, a OneAsia tournament on the par-71, 7,151-yard Danling course at the Nanshan International Golf Course:
Second Round Liang Wen-chong, China 68-67 -135
Aaron Townsend, Australia 69-67 -136
Gareth Paddison, Australia 70-69 -139
YE Yang, South Korea 71-68 -139
Jamie Arnold, Australia 70-69 -139
China Masters Scores Scores Thursday from the China Masters, a $1 million OneAsia tournament at the par-71, 7,151 yards Danling course at the Nanshan International Golf Course:
First Round Liang Wen-chong, China 33-35-68
Steven Jones, Australia 35-33-68
Yuan Hao, China 35-33-68
Song Young-han, South Korea 36-33-69
Aaron Townsend, Australia 34-35-69
Jamie Arnold, Australia 34...