Australia's Green leads Qatar Masters

March 11, 2005 at 11:18 AM

DOHA, Qatar, March 11 (UPI) -- Richard Green of Australia took a one-stroke lead in the Qatar Masters Friday with a 4-under-par 68 in the second round.

Green, a one-time winner on the European Tour, was at 9-under 135.

Pierre Fulke, the first-round leader, shared second place at 136 with Robert Karlsson.

Thaworn Wiratchant was alone in fourth place, two off the lead.

World No. 3 Ernie Els, winner of the Dubai Desert Classic Sunday, was seven shots back after a 69 put him at 2-under 142.

Defending champion Joakim Haeggman missed the cut.

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