03 Jun '11, 5pm

Golf: Long leads at Nanshan China Masters

LONGKOU, China : Veteran Michael Long rekindled some of the magic of his past to take the second round lead in the $1 million Nanshan China Masters on Friday. The 42-year-old carded a five-under-par 67 for a two round total of seven under par at Nanshan International Golf Club's Danling Cuiyuan Course. He leads by a stroke from Australians Andres Stolz and Scott Laycock. Stolz, winner of the season opening Indonesia PGA Championship on OneAsia, fired a 68 while Laycock shot 67. One stroke further back is Australian Terry Pilkadaris who came in with a 68. In an inspired performance 15 year old amateur Li Haotong from China shot a 71 to lie three under for the tournament in a tie for 13th place. Long was once the golden boy of golf in New Zealand who won the New Zealand Open in 1996 and the Greg Norman Invitational three years later. He also claimed titles on the Nationwide ...

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