Taniguchi takes two-stroke lead


Joint overnight leader Toru Taniguchi embarked on a late birdie blitz to grab sole possession of the lead after a 6-under-par 66 in the second round of the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters on Friday. Teeing off in a five-way tie for the lead, Taniguchi picked up his first shot of the day on the third hole at Taiheiyo Club and added another birdie on the sixth in a bogey-free journey over the Gotemba Course. She is two strokes clear of Australia’s Brendan Jones on 11-under 133.