Wood builds 3-shot lead at Iberdrola Open

Chris Wood

SON SERVERA, Spain – Chris Wood shot a 5-under 65 to lead the Iberdrola Open by three shots after the second round Friday.

The 23-year-old Englishman made six birdies before dropping a shot at No. 16 to finish at 8-under-par 132 at the halfway stage.

“You just have to keep it in play and think your way around,” said Wood, who has had 14 top-10 finishes on the European Tour. “I was cruising along and then came to 16, and that is not an easy tee shot.”

European Tour rookie Matthew Nixon of England and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, who both shot 70, were next.

First-round leader Gregory Bourdy of France had a tough time with the wind, shooting 77 after breaking the course record on Thursday with a 63.

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