Sweden's Sjoholm leads by 2 shots in Germany

PULHEIM, Germany – Joel Sjoholm twice chipped in for eagle in shooting a 6-under 66 Friday to lead by two strokes at the halfway mark of the BMW International Open.

The Chilean-born Swede already has caught the eye with his knickerbockers and colorful attire, and his eagles at Nos. 7 and No. 12 at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof were even more attention-grabbing.

Former Ryder Cup player Paul McGinley, looking to end a seven-year winless run, shot a 70 to share second place with three others. After hitting a 65 on Thursday, his lowest first-round score since 2005, the Irishman's 36-hole starting tally is his best in two years.

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