Karlsson takes lead in DBP Championship

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Robert Karlsson has moved ahead of Ian Woosnam to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship.

Karlsson takes lead in DBP Championship

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Robert Karlsson has moved ahead of Ian Woosnam to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship.Woosnam, Europe's Ryder Cup captain, had taken a two-stroke lead with a 6-under 66 after the morning session and before Karlsson began. The tall Swede's 66 pushed him past the Welshman to 14-under 130 overall.Lee Westwood, who led overnight, birdied four of the first six holes to draw level with Woosnam, but then parred the last 12 for a 68 to remain one stroke behind the leader."I feel extremely frustrated. I had so many chances and could easily be 18 under par but I just couldn't get the ball in the hole,'' said Westwood.Gary Orr joined them in second place after a 64. "I hope there's more to come. But I've played well for a couple of months,'' Karlsson said.Masters championRetief Goosen shot a 68 for a share of fifth place with Charl Schwartzel, who also shot 64. Padraig Harrington shot a 65 and was tied for seventh with Luke Donald and Christian Nilsson, who had 66s.But the day belonged to Woosnam, the 48-year-old former Masters champion who proved he still packs a punch as a player. "Over the last two days, it's probably the most consistently I've played in a long time and the best I've putted in ten years,'' he said.Todd Hamilton, the 2004 British Open champion, birdied the final hole to scrape into the weekend on the cutoff mark of 140. He shot a 69 on Friday.But John Daly, the Open champion in 1995, was less fortunate, despite getting over his recent tendency to start badly. He birdied two of the first four holes but three bogeys mid-round sent him toward a 74 and he missed the cut by six shots. (AP)



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