Hedblom has the edge

7:29pm Friday 22nd October 2010

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Sweden's Peter Hedblom shot 64 to go one shot clear at the top of Castello Masters leaderboard after two rounds.

Scot Paul Lawrie, chasing a first victory since 2002, and Spain's Ricardo Gonzalez were joint leaders after 18 holes having both matched Hedblom's seven-under round on Thursday but neither could break 70 this time.

Hedblom is nine under overall having signed for a first-round 69.

The Swede eagled the par-five eighth and also picked up shots on six other holes as well as dropping one on the ninth.

Lawrie has a share of second after carding 70 - a round that included four birdies alongside three bogeys.

Also tied on eight under are Spain's Gonzalo Fdez-Castano and Italian Matteo Manassero.

Four men are locked on seven under with Alvaro Velasco, another Spaniard, leaping 48 places with a 64 of his own to join Ricardo Gonzalez, Christian Nilsson, Gregory Bourdy.

Irishman Peter Lawrie matched the top rounds of the day with a 64 that included six birdies and an eagle.

Returning Ryder Cup vice captain Sergio Garcia added a 73 to his first day 71 to sit two over and should miss the cut.

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