Consistent Carter takes KLM lead

Aug. 24, 2007 at 3:18 PM

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- David Carter turned in a second consecutive five-under-par 65, giving him a two-stroke lead halfway through the KLM Open golf tournament in The Netherlands.

Carter was at 10-under 130 after Friday’s round and was two strokes ahead of Joost Luiten, Steven Alker (66) and Alexander Noren (67).

Luiten tied the course record with a six-under 64, a score matched by Sam Walker, who moved into a tie for fifth.

That course record was tied by Jean-Baptiste Gonnet and Taichi Teshima in Thursday’s first round, but Gonnet shot one-over 71 on Friday and is tied for eighth while Teshima turned a two-over 72 is six strokes off the lead.

Carter had birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 and moved into a tie for the lead with a birdie on 7 that put him eight under for the tournament.

He grabbed sole possession of the lead with a birdie at No. 10 and increased the advantage with another birdie at 17. He had five birdies and 13 pars on the day.

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