Hideto Tanihara shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 to lead by 2 shots after the European Masters second round in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
The Japanese player had four birdies at the high-altitude Crans-sur-Sierre club to get to 9-under 131.
Tanihara is 2 strokes clear of defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, American Doug Ghim, and Lucas Bjerregaard.
Fitzpatrick was 1 over for the tournament early in his round, then fired off seven birdies in a 10-hole span and another at the par-4 18th. That gave the member of Europe’s losing 2016 Ryder Cup team the day’s lowest score of 64 on the 6,848-yard course in the Swiss Alps.
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