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After second-round 69, Nino Bertasio leads Portugal Masters after Day 2

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VILAMOURA, Portugal ā€” Nino Bertasio carded a 2-under 69 Friday to hold a two-shot lead after the second round of the Portugal Masters.

The Italian hit three birdies at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course to go with one bogey, a day after he shot a 61 for the lowest European Tour round of his career.

Full-field scores from the Portugal Masters

Bertasio entered the day with a four-shot lead but saw it halved with Adri Arnaus, Lucas Bjerregaard, Matthieu Pavon and Thomas Pieters all two strokes back heading into the weekend.

ā€œA good second round in. Tomorrow starts the weekend, basically a new tournament, and Iā€™m looking forward to it,ā€ the leader said.

Bertasio, 33, is seeking his first win after nine top-10 finishes in six seasons on the tour.