Hendry shares lead in New Zealand

Defending champion Michael Hendry of New Zealand shared a
three-way lead on Friday after two rounds of the New Zealand PGA
championship.

Hendry shot a 5-under 67 at The Hills course to take a share of
the halfway lead with Australians Aaron Townsend and Scott Strange
at 10-under.

A bogey on the 18th marred Hendry’s second consecutive 67 which
included six birdies.

Townsend’s 68 included six birdies and two bogeys, and Strange
shot a 65 that included an eagle and six birdies.

Five-time Japan Tour winner Toshinori Muto was poised three
shots off the pace in eighth place after a second round 69.

Three-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin shot a 71 after his
first round of 80.