Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open

Julien Quesne of France lines up his putt on the ninth green during the final round of the Malaysian Open golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
Lai Seng Sin

SHANGHAI (AP) Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open.

The Frenchman had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score.

Levy was a shot ahead of Quesne after three straight birdies on the back nine, but he hit into the water on No. 16 and took a double-bogey. He then bogied the next hole.

Uihlein had an eagle on the par-5 18th to move into second. The American is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at the Shenzhen International.

Levy and Uihlein were two strokes ahead of a group of five golfers in a tie for fourth.

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