Morrison holds lead at French Open

James Morrison of England shot a flawless 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the French Open.

Richard Green of Australia carded a 68 to slip into second place.

Mark Foster had a bogey-free 68 to move to third, four shots behind Morrison’s total of 132.

Peter Hanson (147), Bubba Watson (148), Francesco Molinari (149), Pablo Larrazabal (149) and defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez (150) were among the players who failed to make the cut.

Morrison made par on his first 10 holes before a string of five birdies in seven holes to move four strokes ahead of overnight leaders Green and Graeme Storm.

Green made three consecutive birdies on his back nine to overtake Morrison, but a double bogey on the seventh hole cost him the lead.