August 22, 2014

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters and keep alive his hopes of a spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Seeking his third European Tour victory, the Welshman was in a position to stretch his lead after producing six birdies and a bogey before finishing the second round with two bogeys on the last three holes for an overall 9-under 135.

Donaldson currently has a qualifying spot for his debut Ryder Cup but still needs a top-seven finish to have a place guaranteed for next month's match against the United States.

Gregory Bourdy of France is one stroke back after hitting 67 while another Ryder Cup hopeful Stephen Gallacher of Scotland is tied in third.

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