Dodt impresses again as Scott makes his move

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Andrew Dodt impressed again at the Australian PGA Championship as a five-under-par 67 saw him take a two shot lead after round two on Friday.

Brisbane-born Dodt carded a dazzling 65 on Thursday and continued to look in fine fettle at the RACV Royal Pines resort.

Birdies at the third, eighth and ninth holes saw Dodt go out in 33 and he made further gains at the 14th, 15th and 17th, before recording his only blemish at the last to leave him on 12 under for the tournament.

Compatriot Ashley Hall had matched Dodt in making 65 for round one after completing the final seven holes of his opening 18 as storms wreaked havoc with the schedule on Thursday.

Hall, whose alarm call was 3.17am local time, shot a three-under-par 69 for his second round. Starting on the back nine, he made three straight birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th, before picking up another shot at the third on his way home.

His progress was halted by a triple-bogey seven at the fourth, but he made further birdies at the fifth and eighth holes to remain well in contention ahead of the weekend.

Adam Scott, the 2013 champion, was also on the charge. The home favourite was level par through nine holes, but on the homeward nine he made four birdies and is on eight under for the tournament, level in third with Ryan Fox.