FARSO, Denmark: English golfer Ross McGowan sunk a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the European tour's Made in HimmerLand on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
McGowan, the first-round leader, started his second round also with a birdie on his way to a 6-under-par 65 and a total of 15 under at the HimmerLand course.
He was one shot clear of compatriot Richard Mansell and Italy's Francesco Laporta, both of whom carded consecutive 64s.
Marcus Helligkilde (67) and Soren Kjeldsen (66) led the home effort as the Danes shared fourth place with England's Tom Lewis (64) and in-form Scot Ewen Ferguson (67) on 12 under, three shots off the pace.
In Marion,Massachussets, Rusty Strawn won five of the opening six holes and never trailed in a 3-and-2 victory over Doug Hanzel in the US Senior Amateur final at The Kittansett Club.
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In a battle of Georgia residents, the 59-year-old Strawn won his first USGA title.
Hanzel, who 10 years ago became the only player to qualify for the US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur and the US Senior Amateur, had four bogeys in five holes at the start and never recovered.
Strawn was 5 up at the turn in the 18-hole match and 3 up with five holes to play when Hanzel went over the green and Strawn won the 14th with a par.
Hanzel won the US Senior Amateur in 2013.
The victory gets Strawn into the US Senior Open next year at SentryWorld in Wisconsin, where he will in the same group with Senior Open champion Padraig Harrington and Senior British Open champion Darren Clarke.