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Hend sets pace at BMW International

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Scott Hend (AFP Photo)
Scott Hend (AFP Photo)

Pulheim - Australia's Scott Hend shot a 5-under 67 to lead by one stroke after the second round of the BMW International Open on Friday.

Hend had four birdies and atoned for a bogey on the 10th hole with an eagle on the 15th as he finished on 6-under 138, one ahead of Chile's Nico Geyger and Sweden's Henric Sturehed.

"I just played conservatively," Hend said.

"Just trying to play on to the fairways and keep out of the long brown stuff."

Aaron Rai had a hole-in-one on the 16th. The English player carded a 71 to join German pair Martin Kaymer and Maximilian Kieffer, France's Sebastien Gros and Australia's Nick Cullen on 4-under.

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen were on 3-under. Defending champion Andres Romero was 2-over after a 75.

Leading second round scores at the BMW International Open, Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof, Pulheim, Germany on Friday (GBR/IRL unless stated, par 72):

138 - Scott Hend (AUS) 71 67

139 - Nico Geyger (CHI) 70 69, Henric Sturehed (SWE) 69 70

140 - Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 71 69, Sebastien Gros (FRA) 68 72, Martin Kaymer (GER) 72 68, Nick Cullen (AUS) 72 68, Aaron Rai 69 71

141 - Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 72 69, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 73 68

142 - Matt Wallace 73 69, Christofer Blomstrand (SWE) 70 72, Wade Ormsby (AUS) 71 71, Mark Foster 72 70, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 73 69

143 - Andrew Sullivan 71 72, Connor Syme 74 69, Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 71 72, Justin Walters (RSA) 76 67, Thomas Detry (BEL) 71 72, Chris Paisley 72 71, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 74 69, Scott Jamieson 69 74

144 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 72 72, David Horsey 72 72, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 69 75, Jose-Filipe Lima (POR) 73 71, Sam Horsfield 73 71, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 73 71, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) 73 71, Nacho Elvira (ESP) 71 73

Selected:

148 - Tommy Fleetwood 74 74

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