Michael Campbell grabs clubhouse lead in Malaysian Open


New Zealander Michael Campbell surged to the top of the Malaysian Open leaderboard on Friday, grabbing an early second-day lead at eight-under par after shooting a 67.

“Unbelievable” was his reaction after a round featuring an opening hole eagle on the 10th where he sank a 93-yard wedge shot.

The feat followed Campbell’s eagle on Thursday when he struck another wedge more than 80 yards to just past the pin on the fourth only to see it spin back into the cup.

“Holing two shots like that within 24 hours is unheard of, I think,” he said after Friday’s round at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.

Compatriot Elliot Boult finished his second round two strokes back from Campbell, following Thursday’s 72 with a flawless 66.

Fiji’s Vijay Singh, nestled in second place after an opening round 68, was six-under by the sixth hole on Friday.

Dutchman Maarten Lafeber, who held a one-stroke first round lead with his five-under-par 67, failed to improve that score through six holes.