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Hanson, Dougherty share Stockholm lead

Aug. 15, 2008 at 3:20 PM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Peter Hanson and Nick Dougherty share the lead after 36 holes at the European Tour's Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm.

Friday, they each shot 4-under-par 66, making their 36-hole totals 8-under 132.

Dougherty's second round included six birdies and bogeys at the fourth and 12th holes.

Hanson was bogey-free with four birdies.

They maintained part of the lead they shared with Pedro Linhart after Thursday's first round.

"The Ryder Cup would be lovely and I would be an idiot if I said it does not matter, but more important is enjoying my golf again," said Dougherty, who is bouncing back emotionally since his mother's death earlier this year.

"Considering how I've played the last few months, I've a lot to smile about this week."

Soren Kjeldsen (65) and Patrik Sjoland (66) share third place at 6-under 134.

Defending champion Mikko Ilonen (70) is in a group of 20 at even-par140, good for a tie for 39th place.

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