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Cabrera-Bello shoots 65 to take 2-shot lead after 2nd round of Qatar Masters

  • George Coetzee of South Africa during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    George Coetzee of South Africa during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)  (The Associated Press)

  • John Daly of the USA during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    John Daly of the USA during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)  (The Associated Press)

  • John Daly of the USA hits his tee shot on the 16th  hole during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    John Daly of the USA hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)  (The Associated Press)

Rafa Cabrera-Bello birdied four of his last five holes for a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the Qatar Masters.

The Spaniard had three straight birdies from the 14th and then rolled in another at 18 for a 13-under total of 131. The late charge meant he overtook first-round leader George Coetzee of South Africa, who carded a 69 earlier in the day at the Doha Golf Club course.

Cabrera-Bello said "I got on a very hot streak on my back nine with the putter, so that was very good."

Three players - Sweden's Johan Carlsson (65) and the English duo of Matthew Baldwin (66) and Steve Webster (69) - were tied for third on 10 under.