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Golf: Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Larrazabal dives for cover

Published on Apr 18, 2014 7:53 PM
 
Lee Westwood of England walks on the thirteenth fairway during the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2014. Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the golf European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday, on April 18, 2014, after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets. -- PHOTO: AFP 

(REUTERS) - Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the golf European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday, after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets.

The former world No. 1 Englishman took his two-day total to 13-under 131 after a six-under-par 66 and put himself in prime position to end an almost two-year trophy drought.

Filipino Antonio Lascuna and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts were his nearest challengers at nine-under.

Westwood has been without a win since claiming the 2012 Nordea Masters in Sweden and the trophy-less spell has seen his world ranking slip to 36.

 
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