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Defending NZPGA champion in share of lead

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 18:36 01/03/2013
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BACK ON TOP: Defending champion Michael Hendry is back on top of the leaderboard after a good second round at The Hills.

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Defending champion Michael Hendry has promoted himself into a share of the lead along with Australians Aaron Townsend and Scott Strange after the second round of the NZ PGA Championship near Queenstown today.

Hendry recovered from a double bogey at the 14th to claw two shots back over the final four holes and get to 10 under, joining overnight leader Townsend and Strange, who produced the round of the day at TheHills with a seven under 65.

Starting at the 10th Strange produced a blistering back nine, making the turn at 30 to put himself into contention.

Townsend's four under 68 was the best of the three overnight leaders, with Adam Bland and Matthew Ballard fading to five under and four under, respectively.

Gareth Paddison mounted the New Zealand resistance early with a six under 66 to join compatriot Michael Long and Australian Rohan Blizard at nine under.

Japan's Toshinori Muto also threatened before a double bogey on the 18th saw him tumble to seven under.

Australian Brendan Jones, who turns 38 on Sunday, was one of the more prominent casualties after the cut, the 82nd world-ranked player falling out after rounds of 69 and 76.

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