France's Quesne shoots 65 to lead European Masters

Julien Quesne
Julien Quesne ( Getty Images )

Friday, August 31, 2012

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland — Julien Quesne of France shot a 6-under 65 Friday for a one-stroke lead in the fog-shortened second round of the European Masters.

Quesne finished with four straight birdies to lead at 9 under. Danny Willett of England shot a second straight 67 to trail the leader.

Fog delayed the start at the Crans-sur-Sierre club, and poor visibility ended play with two groups still to finish their rounds.

Paul Lawrie of Scotland, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 30, was another stroke back in third. His 66 included dropped shots at two par-3s on the back nine.

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy followed his tournament-leading 63 Thursday with a 75 to trail Quesne by five strokes.

Colin Montgomerie shot 68, two strokes inside the projected cut.

Teenager Andy Zhang - at 14, the youngest to ever play the U.S. Open - followed a 1-over 72 with an 8-over 79 and will not make the cut. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.