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Woosnam, 4 others lead Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar, March 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Masters champion Ian Woosnam of Wales shared the second-round lead in the Qatar Masters Friday with four other players.

Woosnam, 47, shot a second straight 69 in the European Tour event. He was tied with Andrew Oldcorn of Scotland, Gregory Havaret of France, Nubuhito Sato of Japan and Irishman Gary Murphy at 6-under-par 138.

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"I'm struggling to get to the par-5s in two, but last week and this week you haven't had to hit it long to do well," Woosnam said.

The long putter he has been using "made a big difference," he said.

Woosnam won the Masters in the United States in 1991 but hasn't won a tour event in seven years.

Among those missing the Qatar cut was Paul McGinley, one of the pre-tournament favorites.

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