TAIPEI – India's Rashid Khan took the halfway lead in the Mercuries Taiwan Masters on Friday with a two-under-par 70, staying one shot ahead of overnight leader Danny Chia of Malaysia. Khan, a two-time Asian Tour winner, carded a six-under-par 138 total after the second round at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club's Tamsui course in Taipei. The 24-year-old had a rough start on the blustery day with a double-bogey on the first hole, but was able to rally with six birdies to claim the lead. Chia, the highest ranked Malaysian on the Official World Golf Rankings, fell to second place after a mixed performance with a pair of birdies and two bogeys. Filipino Antonio Lascuna, 44, who tied for second last year, edged ahead to cap off the day in third along with four others including local favorite Pan Cheng-tsung.