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James Morrison leader at French Open

Updated: July 1, 2011, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- James Morrison put aside the chronic stomach ailment and personal heartache Friday, shooting a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the French Open.

The Englishman almost skipped the tournament after having to go to the hospital Tuesday because of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract that has bothered him for a decade.

"I had a flare-up at the start of the week," said Morrison, who had a ...

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