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Australia's Wade Ormsby took a two-stroke lead at the $300,000 Panasonic Open India on Friday after posting a five-under-par 67 for a second day running.
Singapore's Lam Chih Bing, who had earlier taken the morning lead, slipped to second place after he carded a 69 at the Delhi Golf Club, while home-hope S.S.P. Chowrasia was joint third alongside Thai veteran Boonchu Ruangkit.
The 33-year-old Ormsby began the day with two birdies in his opening three holes. He birdied again on the eight before dropping his only shot of the round on the par-four nine, and turned on 34.
He then made three more birdies on holes 13, 16 and 18, putting him in with a good chance of winning his maiden Asian Tour event.
"There were lots of cross winds and it was tricky to try and keep them in the fairways. I just have to keep doing what I've been doing. My short game was fantastic today and hopefully that continues," the Australian said, according to a statement released by organisers.
Meanwhile Lam knows he has to stay focused to grind out a victory despite competing on numerous occasions at the Delhi Golf Club.
"You can know the course very well but you still have to perform," said Lam.
Scores after round 2 of the Panasonic Open India 2013 being played at the par 72, 6935 Yards Delhi Golf Club course:
134 - Wade Ormsby (AUS) 67-67.
136 - Lam Chih Bing (SIN) 67-69.
138 - S.S.P. Chowrasia (IND) 69-69, Boonchu Ruangkit (THA) 70-68.
139 - Shiv Kapur (IND) 71-68.
140 - Richard Lee (CAN) 72-68.
142 - Digvijay Singh (IND) 71-71, S Chikarangappa (IND) 72-70, Siddikur (BAN) 71-71, Jay Bayron (PHI) 70-72, Amardip Malik (IND) 71-71.