December 04, 2015

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Sweden's David Lingmerth shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian PGA championship.

Lingmerth had a 36-hole total of 3-under 141 on a Royal Pines course playing slightly easier than Thursday, when rain and gusting winds prevented all but six players from finishing under par in the European Tour co-sanctioned event.

The group tied for second included American Peter Uihlein (67), England's Mark Foster (73) and first-round leader Zander Lombard of South Africa (75).

American Brandt Snedeker, the highest-ranked player in the tournament at No. 38, missed the cut after an opening 84. He shot 75 Friday and was 15-over to miss qualifying by nine strokes.

Defending champion Greg Chalmers shot 76-75 to also miss the cut by one stroke.

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