Canizares shoots 4-under 68 to keep one-stroke lead over Benson after 2 rounds in Morocco

Alejandro Canizares of Spain retained a one-stroke lead over Seve Benson of England by shooting a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Trophee Hassan II on Friday.

Overnight leader Canizares made seven birdies and three bogeys for a total of 14-under 130.

Benson birdied the fifth hole to climb atop the leaderboard but surrendered the lead by dropping a shot on the eighth and also carded a 68.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain (67) climbed to third place, five strokes off the pace.

David Horsey of England got back in contention by firing a bogey-free 64, the lowest score of the day. The 2011 winner was tied for fourth with Magnus Carlsson of Sweden (71) and Connor Arendell of the United States (71) at 136.