Morrison takes 2-shot lead at Singapore Open

Morrison takes 2-shot lead at Singapore Open

SINGAPORE (AP) – James Morrison of England shot a 3-under 68 to take the clubhouse lead by two shots during the suspended second round of the Singapore Open on Friday.

Play was delayed for nearly three hours because of the threat of lightning from a rain storm, and eventually the round was suspended because of darkness with 69 players still to finish.

Morrison, who has one career win on the European Tour, finished with four birdies on the back nine and had a two-round total of 12-under 130.

“I didn't play as well today as I did yesterday, but I managed to get it round and I am pretty happy with that,'' he said.

Juvic Pagunsan (66) of the Philippines was next at 132. Italy's Edoardo Molinari was at 11 under through 10 holes, and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano was also at 10 under after 9.

Graeme McDowell, who was 3 under after a par 71, said his stomach flu hurt his play.

“I felt very lethargic this morning and played the front nine like a blind man,'' McDowell said. “I still had stomach cramps on the back nine and am still not great.''

Phil Mickelson, elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame this week, was 2 under after 12 holes.

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