/Otaegui and Uihlein share lead at French Open after Round 2

Otaegui and Uihlein share lead at French Open after Round 2


Published 12:18 p.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 4:25 p.m. ET June 30, 2017

GUYANCOURT, France (AP) — Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and Peter Uihlein of the United States shared the lead at 8-under after rain disrupted play in the second round of the French Open on Friday.

Otaegui shot a 5-under 66 after rolling in six birdies on the Golf National course that will stage the Ryder Cup next year. After storms halted play for more than two hours late in the afternoon, Uihlein joined him at the top of the leaderboard with a 67 — matching his score from the first round.

Otaegui bogeyed the second hole but made up for it with birdies on the sixth, ninth and tenth. He then sealed a hat-trick of birdies from the 14th hole with a 40-foot putt on the 16th.

“I made a bogey on the second and missed a five iron just on the right and couldn’t make the up-and-down,” Otaegui said. “And after that I played great from the tee and made good swings with the driver and the three wood.”

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