Volvo China Open, 2nd Round April 20 2012

It was a windy and cold second round of the Volvo China Open at Binhai Lake Golf Course at Tianjin, China. Gary Boyd of England leads the way with a second round -5 under par 67, for a total -11 under par. Joining him at the top of the leaderboard is Frenchman Jean Baptiste Gonnet, who also had a -5 under par 67. Alone at -10 under par for the tournament is Branden Grace who also had a -5 under par second round. Mathew Baldwin, the first round leader had a very disappointing +1 over round of 73 and slipped to -6 under par for the tournament. Hanging in there at -4 under par for the tournament is Colin Montgomerie, who could not even raise a smile after a good  birdie at the 18th hole, maybe he was just too cold.

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Squeezing in on the cut line 0f -2 under par was Ian Poulter, who made a great putt on the last to make it. Ian will have to have a very good round tomorrow if he is to contend the for the title on Sunday.

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Notables missing the cut in China are; Liang Wen-Chang, Ross Fisher, David Howell, Paul Casey and Stephen Gallacher. With them was 13 year old Guan Tian-lang, who had a tough two days on the golf course shooting rounds of 77 and 79.  13 year old Guan Tian-lang