Jacobson takes lead in Shanghai

November 4, 2011 - 4:36 AM
China HSBC Champions Golf

Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden greets spectators on the 2nd green during the second round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai, China Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Jacobson finished the second day with 11 under. (AP Photo)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Fredrik Jacobson played bogey-free on an overcast day at the HSBC Champions for a 6-under 66. He had a one-shot lead as several players began to take aim on a soft Sheshan International.

Despite making only birdie on the par 5s, Jacobson got around the course with little trouble.

He was at 11-under 133, one shot clear of Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, with PGA champion Keegan Bradley another shot behind. Oosthuizen had a tournament best 63, while Scott also had nine birdies in his round of 65.

Sixteen players were separated by five shots going into the weekend, a group that includes Paul Casey, who lost his PGA Tour card this year. A win would give Casey a three-year exemption.