Golf: Wall puts Daly in the shade leader Wall

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A "BORING" one-over-par 72 by John Daly left him trailing England's Anthony Wall by five shots at yesterday's halfway stage of the Hong Kong Open. Daly had two bogeys and a birdie in the first five holes before parring the remainder for a two-round total of four-under 138.

Wall, who finished 90th on this year's European Tour, shot a six-under- par 65. He moved to the front on 133 after the first-round leader, Hsieh Chin-sheng of Taiwan, dropped three strokes on the final three holes for a 70.

"I am a bit surprised to be in the lead," said Wall, who had three top 10 finishes on the 1998 European Tour.

Wall leads Hsieh by a stroke and is three ahead of Mark Brooks and Taiwan's Wang Ter-chang.

Tiger Woods had four straight bogeys in the second round of the Casio World Open in Ibusuki, Japan, yesterday. Woods shot a two-over-par 74 to be six strokes behind the leader, Hidemichi Tanakag.