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Scott shares Australian Masters lead

Adam Scott of Australia hits a tee shot during round two of the 2013 Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on November 15, 2013
Adam Scott hits a tee shot during round two of the Australian Masters.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Defending champion Adam Scott took a share of the second-round lead at the Australian Masters, with birdies on his first three holes Friday and two of his final four giving him a round of 5-under-par 66 at Royal Melbourne.

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Scott, winner of this year's Masters at Augusta National and last week's Australian PGA, had a two-round total of 9-under 133, level with fellow Australian Nathan Holman, who shot 65 on Friday.

They had a one-stroke lead over Australians Matthew Griffin (65) and first-round leader Nick Cullen (69). American Matt Kuchar (66) was four strokes behind the leading pair and in fifth place while Vijay Singh was seven strokes behind after a 68.

''It was a great start, but unfortunately I couldn't keep it going,'' Scott said. ''I'm in good shape for the weekend, but this course can jump up and get you.''

Leukemia survivor Jarrod Lyle shot an even-par round of 71 to make the 36-hole cut in his first tournament in 20 months. He's at 1-over par, 10 strokes behind Scott and Holman.

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