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Quesne takes 1-stroke lead over defending champion Levy, Uihlein at Volvo China Open

  • A view of the 9th green with the city skyline in the background during the first round of the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, China Thursday April 23, 2015. (AP Photo)

    A view of the 9th green with the city skyline in the background during the first round of the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, China Thursday April 23, 2015. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Golfers play on the 9th hole, with the city skyline in the background, during the first round of the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, China, Thursday April 23, 2015.  (AP Photo)

    Golfers play on the 9th hole, with the city skyline in the background, during the first round of the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, China, Thursday April 23, 2015. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open.

The Frenchman had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score.

Levy was a shot ahead of Quesne after three straight birdies on the back nine, but he hit into the water on No. 16 and took a double-bogey. He then bogied the next hole.

Uihlein had an eagle on the par-5 18th to move into second. The American is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at the Shenzhen International.

Levy and Uihlein were two strokes ahead of a group of five golfers in a tie for fourth.