John OBrien

Els sizzles in Singapore to earn share of lead

Ernie Els took advantage of cooler morning conditions to fire a second round six-under 65 and grab a share of the lead at the Singapore Open on Friday. The South African mixed five birdies with an eagle and a bogey to stand on six-under par 136 for the tournament, a total matched in the afternoon by overnight co-leader Scott Strange of Australia.

Els in contention in Singapore

Defending champion Adam Scott and three-time Major winner Ernie Els arrived in Asia for this week's Singapore Open with big reputations and both will be happy to have negotiated the first round firmly in contention. Els recovered from two over after three holes to post an even-par 71 on the testing Serapong Course hosting the -million tournament.

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