Lara takes lead at Czech Open before rain

August 19, 2011

CELADNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Jose Manuel Lara shot a 4-under 68 to move into first at the Czech Open on Friday after rain cut short the second round.

Play was suspended because of a thunderstorm with nine groups of players needing to complete their second rounds Saturday.

The Spaniard had five birdies and a bogey at Prosper Golf Resort in the Czech town of Celadna for a 7-under 137.

Mikael Lundberg of Sweden, whose round was halted on No. 15, is also 7 under.

Englishmen Oliver Fisher and Gary Boyd and Damien McGrane of Ireland are all a shot back in a tie for third.