18 Apr 2009

Korean Choi surprise leader as Brown and Long make cut

7:20 am on 18 April 2009

The New Zealand golfers Mark Brown and Michael Long have just made the cut at the $3.9 million China Open in Beijing.

The Wellington golfer Brown shot a five over par 77 second round which was just enough combined with his one under on the opening day.

The Perth-based Long was three over 75 to go with his one over 73. Both golfers are tied for 62nd.

Gareth Paddison missed the cut after a 75.

Choi Ho-sung of South Korea picked up four shots to claim the second-day lead with a six-under-par 138.

The China Open is co-sanctioned by the European Tour.