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Mitchell, Robertson Share Lead, Lendl Misses Cut

August 16, 1996

MARIANSKE LAZNE, Czech Republic (AP) _ England’s Peter Mitchell shot a 6-under-par 65 in steady drizzle Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the PGA European Tour’s Czech Open.

``I don’t mind playing in bad weather, it makes me concentrate a bit harder,″ said Mitchell, who had the only bogey-free round of the day to match Scotland’s Dean Robertson at 7-under 135.

``The course is very wet and a lot of shots were played out of water.″

Robinson shot a 68 on the 6,758-yard Marianske Lazne course, while England’s Peter Baker (67) and Russell Claydon (68) were one back along with Scotland’s Andrew Coltart (69) and Sweden’s Joakim Haeggman (68).

Defending champion Peter Teravainen, an American who lives in Singapore, shot a 69 to just make the cut with a 142 total.

Czech-born tennis player Ivan Lendl, playing his first professional golf tournament on a sponsor’s exemption, shot an 11-over 82 to miss the cut with a 15-over 157 total.

``I will not be making any more appearances on the European tour this year,″ Lendl said. ″I’ve had a few invites but I turned them all down except this one.″

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