• European Masters, Round Two

Quesne takes lead in Switzerland as Lawrie lurks

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France's Julien Quesne claimed the lead of the European Masters on day two, with British duo Paul Lawrie and Danny Willett leading the chase.

World No. 174 Quesne hit a six-under 65 at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland, to move to nine-under overall through 36 holes.

Quesne's aggressive approach reaped rich rewards, as he tallied seven birdies and an eagle. However, there were also three bogeys - and he was two-over through three holes before completing a turnaround.

England's Willett, who won his first European Tour title in June, had a 67 and is eight-under.

Meanwhile, Ryder Cup player Lawrie boosted his bid for back-to-back triumphs with a 66, leaving him seven-under. The veteran Scot was the victor at the Johnnie Walker Championship last week.

Sweden's Peter Hanson, who like Lawrie will appear at Medinah in European colours next month, had a 69 and is four-under.

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