Kiwi golfer Michael Campbell was just one shot off the lead
at the midway point of the Qatar Masters in Doha overnight
after he fired a second round four-under 68 to be eight-under
for the tournament.
The former US Open champion hit four birdies on the front
nine before going even-par through the back nine and it
continues a fine recent run of form after a number of lean
years. The 43-year-old has shot even-card rounds or better in
his last 10 rounds on the European Tour going back to the end
of last year.
Ryder Cup players Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia were among
four players tied for the lead on a crowded leaderboard. As
many as 15 players are within three shots of the leaders,
thanks to mainly calm conditions at Doha Golf Course.
Kaymer (67), Garcia (66) overnight leader Ricardo Santos of
Portugal and Marcus Fraser of Australia were at 9-under-par
totals of 135. They had a one-shot lead over five players
while another five were a further shot back at 7 under.