Matteo Manassero nearing lead
SEVILLE, Spain -- Italian teen Matteo Manassero boosted his hopes of making the U.S. Open on Friday by moving into contention with a 2-under 70 after the second round at the 100th Spanish Open.
Spanish Open Leaderboard
1. Bourdy (-5)
T-2. Campillo (-4)
T-2. Manassero (-4)
T-2. Rock (-4)
T-2. Dyson (-4)
• Complete scores
Manassero finished at 4 under, one stroke behind leader Gregory Bourdy (66) in windy conditions.
Former PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel, the first-round leader, bogeyed his last three holes to shoot 77 and slip to even par.
Manassero, ranked 64th, needs to be inside the top 60 by May 21 to ensure a place at the U.S. Open, which starts June 14 in San Francisco.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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