Three golfers one stroke behind Lynn

BEIJING -- England's David Lynn had nine birdies in a 5-under-par 67 Friday to take the lead after two rounds at the China Open.

Lynn had four consecutive birdies starting on the second hole, and finished at 9-under 135.

"Tee to green I wont say I'm at my best, but my putting has been nice," Lynn said. "If I can keep that going, then it will be

Zimbabwe's Marc Cayeux shot a 65 and was stroke back at 8-under,
along with Portugal's Jose Filipe Lima (69) and Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng (67).

"Today the temperature was hot, I was hot, everything was hot
today," said Cayeux, who came down with a cold after shivering
through the first round.

Scott Drummond of Scotland and Rahil Gangjee of India were two
shots back, together with overnight leader Christian Cevaer of

England's Paul Casey, who won the tournament last year, kept
himself in contention with a 4-under 68 and was tied for finish.

World No. 13 Henrik Stenson of Sweden, the highest ranked player
in the European-Asian Tour co-sanctioned tournament, shot a 68 to
make the cut.