Australian golfers lead in Perth International

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 18, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

Sydney Australians James Nitties and Clint Rice have shared an early lead in the second round of the ISPS (International Sports Promotion Society) HANDA Perth International golf tournament.

The pair joined South Korean Jin Jeong and Swede Peter Hedblom in a four-way tie for the lead after the first round at Lake Karrinyup Thursday and each improved their overall score by one shot Friday.

Hedblom and Jin Jeong who also finished at 4-under 68 are yet to start their second rounds.

Rice started Friday with a birdie on the second hole of the Lake Karrinyup Coutry Club while Nitties began his second round with a bogey and birdie in his first nine holes, and then birdied the 11th to join Rice in the lead at 5-under par.