Neil Johnson of River Falls fired a 2-under par 70 to take a 4-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Wisconsin State Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler.

Johnson holds a 4-shot lead on Tyler Obermueller, who won the State Amateur last month.

First-round leader and defending champion Ryan Helminen of Appleton, struggled with a 77 in round two.  He drops into a tie for third with Brian Brodell and Daniel Woltman.  Mario Tiziani is another shot back and six shots off the lead. 

The State Open wraps up with a 36-hole final today.

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