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Hendry well placed in Japan Tour opener

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/04/2016

New Zealand's Michael Hendry has made a strong start to the new Japan Golf Tour season, lying sixth after two rounds in Nagoya.

Hendry shared second place following the opening round of The Crowns tournament after carding a five-under 65 but he slipped slightly with his second-round 73 in more difficult conditions on day two at Nagoya Golf Club.

His two-under tally leaves the 36-year-old two strokes behind Japanese leader Daisuke Kataoka.

Meanwhile, Kiwi Ryan Fox has made the cut at a weather-affected European Tour event in China while Gareth Paddison missed it.

Fox scored a three-under 69 in the second round of the China Open at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing, mixing six birdies with four bogeys. He was three-under and tied for 56 at the halfway mark.

Paddison shot 69 in his second round but it didn't make up for the 74 on day one and at 143 after two rounds he was outside the cut by two strokes.

Chilean Felipe Aguilar is in the lead, one shot clear on 11-under.

Kiwi Danny Lee was five shots off the pace in his second round at the Zurich Classic in Louisiana when darkness stopped play.

Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas share the lead at 11-under-par at the halfway mark, though many have not completed their second round.

Lee is tied ninth at six-under par through 11 holes.

Compatriot Tim Wilkinson is on three-under in a share of 46th after carding a 69, leaving him three-under.

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