Richard Green leads at KLM Open

Seven years after his first victory, Richard Green is on course for his second win on the European Tour.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:08 IST
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Hilversum:Seven years after his first victory, Richard Green is on course for his second win on the European Tour. The Australian shot a seven-under-par 63 at the KLM Open at Hilversum on Friday. At the halfway-stage, that left him three-shots ahead of second-placed Andrew Raitt. More great weather on Friday's day two of the KLM Open - and more low scoring - though sadly, not from defending champion Maarten Lafeber. The cut was to fall at two-over par - the Dutchman missed it by a stroke after carding a 73 on Friday. It's been a long time since Miguel Angel Martin has experienced that winning feeling - 1999 was the year. But the Spaniard is definitely a contender to add to his three European Tour victories after hitting a four-under-par 66. There alongside Martin on 134 at the halfway stage - England's Ian Poulter. A pair of 67's his return so far. Three men are positioned one stroke better off. The British pair of Miles Tunnicliff and David Lynn - the latter having to be content with a 70 after his first round heroics and that 63. Alongside them - Per Nyman - the Swede carding 70 on Friday. Ahead of that trio - the unheralded and son to be parted Andrew Raitt. Raitt maintains he will still quit the European Tour at the end of the season - and it could be on a real high. 64 followed by a 67 his scores so far - his aggregate a nine-under-par 131 - three in arrears of Richard Green. After opening with a 65, the Australian moved a step closer to his second European Tour title with a 63. Lying 16th in the Volvo Order of Merit, Lynn is enjoying his best season on the circuit. Victory here in Hilversum would propel him a long way towards a top 15 placing - and an automatic placing in next year's Majors. (AP)

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