World number 282 Alexander Levy has moved four shots clear at the halfway point of the China Open.
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The Frenchman carded eight birdies and an eagle to record a terrific round of 62 to lead from Spain's Adrian Otaegui.
A round of 66 moved Otaegui ahead of compatriot Alvaro Quiros as the first-round leader dropped down to third on the leaderboard.
Henrik Stenson, who can become world number one with victory in Asia this week, is 11 shots off the lead.