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Last updated 11:11 08/02/2013
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Vaughan McCall makes a putt on his way to carding a three under par 69 at the Ten Nations Cup.

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LATEST: New Zealand has slipped back to a share of fourth place after the second round of the Ten Nations Cup in South Africa.

The Kiwi team, who held a two-shot lead after scoring a seven under par 209 total on day one, were off the pace in the second round with only Tyler Hodge able to break par.

The Levin golfer, who is making his senior debut for New Zealand, backed up his opening round 70 with a four-under par 68 at the Kingswood Golf Estate in George to climb to a six-way share of second place on the individual competition.

New Zealand No.1 Vaughan McCall, who opened with a three under par 69, carded an even par 72 and Tasman No.1 Blair Riordan signed for a 75 which was the third counting score.

Manawatu amateur Josh Munn carded the non-counting five-over par 77 on day two.

Australia, who was well off the pace after round one in eighth place, were the big movers on the second day led by an outstanding round from Brady Watt.

The 22-year-old Royal Perth golfer blitzed the par-72 layout at Kingswood Golf Estate in 12 pars, six birdies and two eagles for a 10 under 62 to take command of the individual leaderboard.

Watt's superb effort - supported by 70s from team-mates Geoff Drakeford, Lucas Herbert and Ryan Ruffels - also helped Australia make up a 14 shot deficit with a total score of 202 that bumped the team into the overall lead by two shots.

Scotland's James White birdied four of his last six holes, but his 67 fell two strokes short of giving his team a share of the lead. Graeme Robertson (69) and Frazer McKenna (71) produced the other counting scores for Scotland's 207.

England's Max Orrin (66), Toby Tree (71) and Jamie Rutherford (71) combined for a 208 and the team's 36-hole total of 420 will see them start the third round just two shots behind the leaders.

New Zealand will begin round three six shots back from Australia in the inaugural four round championship.

The Ten Nations Cup is an amalgamation of the Four Nations Cup and the Southern Cross Trophy.

Ten Nations Cup - Kingswood Golf Estate, George, South Africa (Par 72)

Team scores:

418 Australia 216-202

420 Scotland 211-207, England 212-208

424 Argentina 212-212, New Zealand 209-215

431 Colombia 214-217

436 France 215-221, Ireland 214-222

440 South Africa 217-223.

Individual Leaderboard:

131 - Brady Watt (69, 62)

138 - Max Orrin (72, 66), James White (71, 67), Tyler Hodge (70, 68), Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez (70, 68), Graeme Robertson (69, 69), Jamie Lopez Rivarola (69, 69)

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139 - Pierre Mazier (69, 70)

140 - Toby Tree (69, 71)

141 - Vaughan McCall (69, 72)

142 - Jamie Rutherford (71, 71), Fraser McKenna (71, 71), Chris Selfridge (71, 71), Paul Elissalde (68, 74)

143 - Lucas Herbert (73, 70), Alejandro Tosti (73, 70), Louis Taylor (72, 71)

144 - Geoff Drakeford (74, 70), Juan Sebastian Munoz (72, 72)

145 - Ryan Ruffles (75, 70), Haydn Porteous (70, 75), Santiago Bauni (70, 75)

146 - Reeve Whitson (70, 76)

147 - Joaquin Bonjour (74, 73), Josh Munn (70, 77)

148 - Blair Riordan (73, 75), Harry Diamond (73, 75)

149 - Joshua White (75, 74), Mateo Gomez (72, 77)

150 - Ross Bell (72, 78)

152 - Zander Lombard (75, 77), Richard O'Donovan (74, 78)

153 - Santiago Tobon (75, 78)

154 - Dylan Raubenheimer (76, 78)

155 - Victor Veyret (78, 77)

161 - Edgar Catherine (84, 77)

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