Oosthuizen shoots 68 to jump into Malaysian Open lead

CBSSports.com wire reports
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Louis Oosthuizen finished off a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Malaysian Open after the completion of the rain-delayed second round.

South Africa's Oosthuizen, coming off a playoff loss in the Masters, had a 10-under 134 total on Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's West Course.

Fellow South Africans Hennie Otto and Jbe Kruger were tied for second with Scotland's Stephen Gallacher. Otto and Kruger finished the round Friday, with Otto shooting a 64 and Kruger carding a 65. Gallacher completed his 68 on Saturday.

Oosthuizen sank two more birdies on his remaining six holes to take the lead following a 66 in the opening round Thursday.

"I felt comfortable as I had a good night's rest and I felt good this morning at the range and hit a few good shots," Oosthuizen said. "Greens are a bit different from Augusta, quite grainy and not as fast. But there are a lot of birdie opportunities out there if you hit the greens. You adapt quickly."

Just three strokes adrift of the leader is world number seven Martin Kaymer. The former world number one from Germany inched up the leaderboard with six birdies and a single bogey for a five-under 67 following an opening round of 70.

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