Larrazabal takes 3-stroke lead at China Open after a 66

Pablo Larrazabal of Spain follows his ball on the 2nd hole during the final round of Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kamran Jebreili

BEIJING (AP) Pablo Larrazabal fired a 6 under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the China Open.

Larrazabal, who started the second round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey with five birdies and an eagle on the par-4 11th to finish at 14 under.

Dylan Frittelli had the lowest score of the round with a 63 and was tied for second at 11 under with overnight leader Alexander Levy, who shot a 70 in the second round.

Lee Soo-min was four shots off the pace in fourth place after a 65.

Thomas Detry (66) and George Coetzee (69) shared fifth spot.

Bernd Wiesberger, who won last week's Shenzhen International, was in the large group tied for eighth at 7 under.

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