Teenage sensation Noh takes lead


Korean teen Noh Seung-Yul shot a second straight four-under-par 67 to take the clubhouse lead at the Korea Open, with almost half the field still to complete their second round.
On a day of high drama veteran Yoo Jong-Ku recorded the second hole-in-one of the OneAsia tournament and drove off with a BMW.
Australian Anthony Brown carded a 71 to stay two-under and overnight co-leader John Huh of the USA was one behind after a 74 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, where Thursday’s start was postponed due to heavy fog.
Of those still playing their second round, overnight co-leader Kang Sung-Hoon was four-under after 11 holes and Korea-born New Zealander Danny Lee was three-under through 13.
Three-time PGA Tour winner Anthony Kim looks set to miss the cut after a 79 left him 13-over as he continues to rebuild his game following thumb surgery in May.
Noh, 19, is bidding for his first Kolon Korea Open title after finishing 10th in 2006 as a 15-year-old amateur and joint ninth in 2008.
Teeing off his second round at hole 10, Noh bogeyed the par-three 13th but responded with back-to-back birdies, then followed up with three more on holes one, two and five.
Brown also finished his opening round on Friday morning and his even-par second round kept him in the hunt. The Melbourne resident fell back with three bogeys and a birdie on his first nine, but made up for it with birdies on 13 and 14.