Vancsik takes 2-stroke lead at Portugal Masters

Vancsik takes 2-stroke lead at Portugal Masters

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Argentina’s Daniel Vancsik followed his opening 11-under 61 with a 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Portugal Masters.

Vancsik led for the first three rounds of the Madrid Open last week before a quintuple-bogey 9 cost him any chance at the title.

“It was difficult but I talked a lot with my sports psychologist before coming here and he told me to relax and just to try and forget about what happened and look forward rather than backward,” Vancsik said. “I can’t do anything about last week but I can do something about this week.”

Vancsik had a 14-under 130 total. Martin Erlandsson (68), Ross Fisher (64), Alvaro Quiros (66) and Steve Webster (66) were tied for second.

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