Gonzalez races into Dutch lead

Langer, Turner hot on his heels

Golfmagic correspondent
Fri, 27 Jul 2001

Big-hitting Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina roared into the lead in the early stages of the second round of the TNT Dutch Open at Noordwijkse after 11 holes.

He is on nine under par, two ahead of Bernhard Langer chasing an elusive Ryder Cup spot. Both finished on 67 in the opening round but picked up five shots shots in the early holes to race past overnight leader – the local amateur Niels Boysen who had shot 64.

Greg Turner of New Zealand also picked up four strokes in nine holes to be alongside Langer and Boysen on seven under par.

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington, Warren Bennett of England and Scot Raymond Russell are on six under par after early bursts of low scoring.

Boysen shot a seven-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead in the first round. It included nine birdies and two bogeys and was a record for the Dutch Open on the par-71 links course.

Boysen started with a wild drive at the tenth tee, his first hole, but recovered to make par before launching into a remarkable series of seven birdies and one bogey in ten holes for an outright lead at six under par after playing 11 holes.



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