Nocera leads by 5 in India; Bebb leads Dunhill

Nocera leads by 5 in India; Bebb leads Dunhill

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Gwladys Nocera shot a second straight 3-under 69 Thursday for a five-stroke lead after the second round of the inaugural EMAAR-MGF Ladies Masters.

Nocera totaled 6-under 138 at the Eagleton Resort, with Trish Johnson (71), Marta Prieto (70), Titiya Plucksataporn (71) and Lee Bo-ri (72) tied for second.

Nocera shared the first-round lead with Lotta Wahlin and Anna Tybring, who struggled during the second round. Wahlin (75) tied for sixth place, while Tybring (82) fell to 7 over.

Laura Davies finished the day at 7 over after a 74.

All 71 players in the field will advance to the final two rounds because there is no cut at the tournament, which is part of the Ladies European Tour expansion into Asia.

European Tour

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Sion E. Bebb shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to lead by one stroke after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

The Welshman had six birdies and one bogey at the European Tour event after an early start allowed him to avoid the 104-degree heat.

Omar Sandys of South Africa and Craig Lee of Scotland each shot 68 at the Leopard Creek Country Club. Ernie Els (70) is tied for eighth.

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