Boyd shares China Open lead
England's Gary Boyd Gary Boyd shares the halfway lead with Jean-Baptiste Gonnet at the China Open after a five-under-par second-round 67.
Boyd followed up his opening 66 with another impressive round to move to 11 under.
That total was matched by France's Gonnet, who was also five under on the day after six birdies and a solitary bogey at the 13th hole.
Boyd, meanwhile, started at the 10th but had a disappointing start when he failed to replicate Thursday's eagle at the 12th and dropped a shot on this occasion.
It would be his only blemish, though, as he gained the shot back at the 18th and then carded five birdies on the front nine. His stand-out shot came at the fourth, when a superb approach out of the rough left him with a tap-in for a birdie three.
South Africa's Branden Grace lies third on his own, one shot behind the leading pair after a bogey-free 67 including an eagle two at the seventh.
A 67 left Nicolas Colsaerts on his own at nine under. The Belgian eagled the second and added five birdies and two bogeys on his five-under-par card.
Korean Choi Jin-ho also joined the trend for 67s to finish at eight under, level with Australian Marcus Fraser and Spain's Ignacio Garrido who both made three-under 69s. A large group follow at seven under, including England's Danny Willetts and Oliver Wilson.
Scotland's Scott Jamieson birdied the last three holes to finish inside the two-under-par cut with a stroke to spare, while Ian Poulter was one of a host of players right on the line. The likes of Marcel Siem, Simon Khan and Ross Fisher missed out by one shot at one under.
Chinese teenager Guan Tian-lang, the youngest player ever to play on the European Tour aged just 13, found the going tough as he carded 79.
He did manage birdies at the 18th and seventh, though, and his final 12-over-par total left him ahead of his more experienced compatriots Deng Le-jun, Zhang Yi-ming and Alexander Chen as well as Scotland's Marc Warren.
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