Imano leads Taiheiyo Masters

Yasuharu Imano during the 2006 British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Yasuharu Imano during the 2006 British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. ( Getty Images )

Friday, November 13, 2009

GOTEMBA, Japan – Imano Yasuharu shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Taiheiyo Masters.

Imano had an eagle, six birdies and a bogey to finish at 10-under 134. Yokoo Kaname (67), Miyazato Yusaku (67) and Tsumagari Taigen (68) were tied for second.

Ryo Ishikawa was five strokes back after a 71. The 18-year-old star has four victories this year on the Japan Tour.