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Wiesberger climbs into lead in South Korea

April 27, 2012 at 6:28 AM   |   Comments

INCHEON, South Korea, April 27 (UPI) -- Bernd Wiesberger fired a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 Friday and vaulted into the lead of the European Tour's Ballentine's Championship in South Korea.

Wiesberger shot even-par 72 Thursday when players battled blustery, shifting winds but capped his second-round 65 with a chip-in from the fringe for birdie and a one-stroke lead. He's at 7-under 137 after 36 holes.

Marcus Fraser had seven birdies and a pair of bogeys in his second round to get to 6-under for the tournament and is in second. Oscar Floren, who also shot 65 Friday, is in third at 5-under.

Felipe Aguilar (69), Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and Anthony Wall (67) are tied for fourth at 4-under.

First-round leader Victor Dubuisson staggered to a 3-over 75 with six bogeys and three birdies. He's at 1-under for the tournament, tied for 19th.

Wiesberger had two bogeys and a double bogey -- at the par-3 13th -- in his round Thursday but was clean Friday.

He played the second nine of the Blackstone Golf Club first, opening with three pars but getting a birdie at the 13th. He added birdies at 15 and 18 and made the turn at 3-under.

Wiesberger had a birdie at the second hole -- one of the holes he had bogey on in the first round -- and back-to-back birdies at 5 and 6. He took the outright lead with his chip-in from the fringe at No. 9, where he had a bogey Thursday.

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