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European: McGowan claims lead

CASCAIS, Portugal (AP) — England's Ross McGowan shot his second straight 3-under 68 on Friday to move into the lead in the Estoril Open.

McGowan had four birdies in the second round and is at 136. Fellow Englishman Nick Dougherty had a 69 and is two strokes back of McGowan.

England's Benn Barnham was at 3-under 139 with Scotsman Stephen Gallacher, Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin, Alexander Noren of Sweden and Graeme Storm of England.

Defending champion Paul Broadhurst followed his first-round 69 with an even-par 71 and is tied for fourth.

First-round leader Simon Dyson of England had a 74 in the second round and trailed McGowan by five.

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