Oosthuizen's 62 worth share of lead

Nov. 21, 2008 at 7:39 AM
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HONG KONG, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen, playing bogey-free golf, shot an 8-under-par 62 Friday and is part of a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Hong Kong Open.

Oliver Fisher shot 65 Friday while Chawalit Plaphol and Oliver Wilson each had 66s to join Oosthuizen at 8-under 132 after two rounds of the tournament.

Colin Montgomerie was in a group of five players one stroke back at 7-under. There are 33 players within five shots of the lead.

Oosthuizen finished one stroke off the course record. He twice had strings of three birdies and a birdie at 18 allowed him to set a personal-best score.

Fisher also was bogey-free Friday. He had three birdies on the first six holes of the front nine and was 5-under-par on the day.

Plaphol had a bogey 5 at the No. 1 hole but answered with consecutive birdies at Nos. 2 and 3. He had six consecutive pars and then birdied three of the first five holes of the back nine en route to 4-under 66.

Wilson had to overcome two bogeys but a strong back nine -- 33 despite a bogey at 14 -- pulled him into a share of the lead.

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