Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Bjorn carded a 3-under 68
on Friday to claim a 1-stroke lead at the halfway point of the World Cup of
Bjorn, who is a 14-time winner on the European Tour, completed two rounds at
Royal Melbourne Golf Club at 8-under-par 134.
"I played really solid today," said Bjorn in a televised interview. "It got
very windy and it was a bit tricky, but I love this golf course. It's just the
way I love playing golf. It suits my eye and I just played solid for two days.
If I can keep doing more of the same, then I'm in good shape."
Kevin Streelman held a share of the first-round lead with Bjorn, but posted a
2-under 69 to sit in second place at 7-under 135.
Jason Day (70) and Ricardo Santos (69) shared third at 4-under, while Matt
Kuchar (68), Martin Laird (72), Hideto Tanihara (67) and Stuart Manley (72)
are tied for fifth at minus-3.
The tournament consists of 60 players representing 34 different countries
based on the Official World Golf Ranking and includes both an individual and
team competition. The top two players from each country are teamed up and
their scores are combined to account for their team score.
The United States' duo of Streelman and Kuchar currently holds the team lead
at 10-under. Denmark sits in second at 7-under thanks to Bjorn's two-day
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