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Clarke Moves into Contention at Irish Open

European TourLIMERICK, Ireland -- Rookie Michael Lorenzo-Vera shot a 2-under 70 Friday to lead by one stroke after the second round at the Irish Open.
The 23-year-old Frenchman, who won last years European Challenge Tour, was at 6-under 138.
Marcel Siem of Germany shot a 71 at Adare Manor for second place.
Overnight co-leader Richard Green of Australia bogeyed the last hole for a 74, but was tied for third with Pablo Larrazabal of Spain (70).
The Irish Ryder Cup duo of Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley moved into contention after 69s, although McGinley bogeyed three of the last seven holes after making birdies on five of the first 11.
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