Branden Grace leads by 4 shots in South Africa


GEORGE, South Africa (AP)—South Africa’s Branden Grace moved closer to asecond straight victory, taking a four-stroke lead after Friday’s second roundof the Volvo Golf Champions.

Grace captured last week’s Joburg Open for his first European Tour victory.

He shot a 7-under 66, leaving him at 12-under 134 total at The Links atFancourt. South Africa’s Thomas Aiken (70) and England’s Lee Slattery (65) areat 8 under. European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal shot a 68 and pulledinto contention at 7 under.

Grace birdied four of his first six holes and made his only bogey on theseventh hole. After a birdie at the 10th he made three consecutive birdies fromthe 14th.