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Rains Wrecking Havoc at Russian Open

European TourNAKHABINO, Russia -- Per-Ulrik Johansson of Sweden shot a 62 Friday in the second round to take the lead at the rainy Russian Open.
Only 58 of 119 players completed the second round before play was suspended in pouring rain. After a four-hour delay, organizers said the round would resume Saturday.
Rains at the 7,154-yard Le Meridien Moscow Golf and Country Club also forced 27 golfers to complete their first rounds on Friday.
Johansson, tied for seventh at 3 under after the first round, made 10 birdies, including five in a row starting from his 13th hole. He finished 13 under at 131.
'It was certainly the best putting I have done in a long, long time,' Johansson said. 'I have been putting well enough and I actually missed a couple from short range in the early part of my round but I did make a lot of long ones.'
The 40-year-old Swede, who has won five European titles, has played in only two Tour events this season.
First-round leader Christian Nilsson of Sweden was tied for second after six holes of the second round with Gary Murphy of Ireland, who birdied two of his five holes.
Jesus Maria Arruti of Spain, Christopher Hanell of Sweden and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France were tied for fourth at 6 under.
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