Lennarth has early 2nd-round lead at Ladies Masters

Camilla Lennarth of Sweden shot her second consecutive 5-under 68 to take the second-round clubhouse lead at the Australian Ladies Masters on Friday.

Lennarth, starting on the 10th hole at Royal Pines, had four birdies on her final nine, including the eighth and ninth, and had a 36-hole total of 10-under 136.

Among the early finishers was England's Felicity Johnson who shot a 67 to be four strokes behind Lennarth.

Brooke Henderson of Canada and Nichole Broch Larsen of Denmark, two of the three co-leaders from Thursday after 67s, had afternoon starts Friday.

Marion Ricordeau of France, the other first-round leader, shot 77 to drop eight strokes behind Lennarth in the joint Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies event.