Local Ties Dougherty in Malaysia

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European TourKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Danny Chia shot a 5-under 67 Friday to claim a share of the lead after two rounds of the Malaysian Open and position himself to become the first local winner in the events 47-year history.
 
Chia is a joint leader with Englands Nick Dougherty'who birdied the 18th hole for a 70'on a two-round aggregate of 12-under 132 at the Kota Permai course.
 
They have a one-stroke lead over Denmarks Soren Kjeldsen, who had an eagle on his seventh hole en route to a 68, and Indias Jyoti Randhawa, who was among about a quarter of the field who could not complete their rounds on a day interrupted by lightning and cut short by darkness.
 
Defending champion Peter Hedblom of Sweden was on 10-under, along with Northern Irelands Graeme McDowell and Argentinas Rafael Echenique, who only completed 11 holes in his second round of the jointly sanctioned European Tour and Asian Tour event.
 
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