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Kaymer moves to lead in Abu Dhabi

Jan. 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Martin Kaymer shot 7-under-par 65 Friday and jumped into the lead of the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Kaymer is at 12-under 132 after 36 holes and moved from a tie for sixth into the lead by three strokes. First-round leader Charl Schwartzel is alone in second at 9-under 135. He shot 1-under 71.

Graeme McDowell (70) is in third, four strokes behind Kaymer. Rafa Echenique (68), Niclas Fasth (71) and David Lynn (68) are tied for fourth at 7-under 137.

Windy and rains conditions affected play, as shown by Schwartzel's six-birdie, five-bogey round. Kaymer had the only bogey-free round among the top 49 players Friday, although Ricardo Gonzalez (68) erased his back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 5-6 with a hole-in-one on the par-3, 200-yard seventh hole. He is tied for 19th.

Kaymer started on the back nine and was 2-under after five holes. He opened his second nine with a birdie at No. 1, got to 4-under with a third-hole birdie and took the lead with consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-7.

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