Originally created 05/04/02

Immelman French Open frontrunner



VERSAILLES, France - South Africa's Trevor Immelman shot a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 Friday for a four-shot lead after two rounds of the French Open.

The 22-year-old Immelman made eight birdies and drained a 20-foot putt to save par on No. 18 for a two-round total of 12-under 132.

Defending champion Jose Maria Olazabal (67), Jean-Francois Remesy of France (69) and Eduardo Romero of Argentina (65) were tied for second at 8-under 136.

Andrew Coltart (66), Stephen Scahill (65), and Malcolm MacKenzie (69) shared fifth place at 137.

Colin Montgomerie shot a 72 and was seven strokes off the lead at 139. Ian Woosnam had a 71 and was at 140.

Marten Olander, who made eight straight birdies in the first round, shot a 71 Friday and was six shots behind the leader.