Donaldson takes lead in China

Jamie Donaldson fired 11 birdies for a second-round score of 61 at the China Open, soaring to the top of the leaderboard.

Donaldson is one stroke ahead of seven players tied at 12 under at the Luxehills International Country Club in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province.

The Welshman’s scintillating performance on Friday lifted him 57 places up the field, having shot a 2 under 70 in the first round.

Sergio Garcia of Spain was two shots back — alongside four others — after a round of 67.