Kjeldsen joins Fitzpatrick atop British Masters leaderboard

WOBURN, England (AP) Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen joined England's Matthew Fitzpatrick at the top of the British Masters leaderboard on Friday after both reached a 9-under total of 133 at the halfway stage.

Kjeldsen, who won the Irish Open earlier this year, made a 3-under 68 in his second round, while Fitzpatrick, the sole leader on day one, shot a 2-under 69.

England's Richard Bland is a shot further back, alongside Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

Bridgestone Invitational winner Shane Lowry, of Ireland, is also in contention going into the weekend. He is two shots off the lead with 135.

Tournament host Ian Poulter is five shots behind on a 4-under total of 138.

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