Two-time PGA Tour winner Craig Parry finished with three birdies in a three-under 69 to grab a share of a three-way lead after two rounds of the New Zealand Open golf tournament.
The 45-year-old Australian - the 2002 New Zealand Open champion - followed his first-round 70 with a second round which included five birdies and two bogeys to join compatriot and overnight leader Brad Kennedy and New Zealand's Josh Geary in the lead at 5 under.
Kennedy had four birdies and three bogeys in a 71, finishing with a bogey which let slip the outright lead. Geary had six birdies and two bogeys in a 68.
Australian amateur Jake Higginbottom shot a 68 after an early tee-off to briefly share the outright lead with Kennedy. He fell back into a three-way tie for fourth with compatriot Leigh McKechnie New Zealand's Doug Holloway.
Geary, who was the leading New Zealander at last year's New Zealand Open, made a crucial birdie on the par-4 17th after parred the last hole from a fairway bunker to finish...