The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Wallace extends lead to five shots

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England’s Matt Wallace extended his lead to five shots in the weather-affected Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort yesterday.

Wallace, who carded 10 birdies in a flawless opening 63, added five more in the first 12 holes of his second round before play was suspended due to darkness, a knock-on effect of the time lost due Thursday’s thundersto­rms.

England’s Ashley Chesters and France’s Matthieu Pavon had set the clubhouse target on nine under after rounds of 71 and 69 respective­ly.

Scot David Drysale is five behind after carding a second round 72.

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