Lynn surges (65); Bjorn falls (74)

PORTMARNOCK, Ireland -- David Lynn shot a 7-under-par 65
Friday to take a one-stroke lead at the Irish Open as first-round
leader Thomas Bjorn struggled to a 2-over 74.

Bjorn, who squandered a two-stroke lead with three holes to play
and finished second at the British Open on Sunday, had a
second-round score 10 strokes higher than his opening 8-under 64.
He's tied for third place with Peter Lawrie (68), and Robert
Karlsson (69) at 138.

Bjorn, who made just one birdie in the second round, said he was
mentally and physically exhausted.

''I had no energy at all,'' Bjorn said. ''Last week just caught
up with me.

''But I'm still in this golf tournament. I'll just go home, get
some rest and get myself ready for tomorrow and hope the energy
will be up a little bit. It was a tough day today.''

Lynn, winless in five years on tour, moved to 10-under 134 and
was one stroke ahead of Michael Campbell, who shot a 69.