Archive for Saturday, September 8, 2001

Gonzalez European leader

September 8, 2001


— Ricardo Gonzalez shot a second consecutive round of 4-under-par 67 to maintain a one-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the European Masters.

Apparently thriving in the cold mountain air, Gonzalez had five birdies to end the day 10-under for the tournament, one shot better than Britain's David Gilford and Gary Orr of Scotland.

Gonzalez held the lead at 132 after 36 holes on the spectacular, 6,846-yard alpine course.

The last time Gonzalez had the lead after two rounds was at the Dutch Open at the end of July, when he ended up seventh. The Argentine is still seeking his first career tour title. His best result so far was a second place at the South African Open last year.

Gilford and Orr carded 66s in the second round.

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