Karlberg shoots 68 to lead Russian Open

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MOSCOW – Rikard Karlberg of Sweden took a two-stroke lead over four others after the second round of the Russian Open, shooting a 4-under 68 Friday to move to 9 under overall.

Matthew Baldwin (69), Wen-Chong Liang (70), Alexandre Kaleka(67) and Michael Hoey (67) stand two shots off the lead.

''I am in a great position right now but there is still a long way to go,'' Karlberg said. ''We are only at the halfway stage and I need to keep doing what I have been doing and making birdies to have a chance.''