Hendry on fire in Australia's Victoria Open

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 05:00 07/01/2012

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In-form New Zealand golfer Michael Hendry is tearing up the Australians and will take a six-shot lead into the third round of the Victorian Open in Melbourne today.

Hendry, one of New Zealand's form players of the past two years with consecutive top-six finishes in the OneAsia Tour, followed his opening round 65 with a five-under 66 yesterday at the Spring Valley Golf Club.

The North Harbour pro mixed seven birdies with two bogeys and after birdies at his final two holes will head into the weekend at 11-under 131, six shots ahead of second-placed Scott Arnold.

The Kiwi and the Australian fired the best rounds of the day at the A$125,000 (NZ$164,000) PGA Tour of Australasia event, with Arnold's compatriots, Matthew Ballard and Kurt Barnes, two shots further back in a tie for third at three-under par.

Veteran Australian Craig Parry, who was second, just one shot behind Hendry heading into the second round, had a four-over 75 to drop back to one under, with only 12 players under par.

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