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O'Hern shoots 66 to tie for Australian Open lead

12/14/2007 - Golf Nick O'Hern Kim Felton + more

SYDNEY, Australia -- Nick O'Hern shot a 6-under 66 Friday to
move into a tie for the lead with fellow Australian Kim Felton
after two rounds of the Australian Open.

O'Hern and Felton, who shot 69 Friday, were both at 8-under 136
after the second round on The Australian course, one stroke ahead
of a group of four that includes first-round leader Lee Williamson
of the United States.

Williamson, who led by one after the first round, shot 72 Friday
and is tied with Australians James Nitties (66), Robert Allenby
(70) and Andrew Bonhomme (70).

Australian veteran Craig Parry equaled the course record of 64
held by Greg Norman and Steve Elkington and was two strokes behind
the leaders.

Michael Campbell, the 2005 U.S. Open champion who missed the cut
at the New Zealand Open two weeks ago, did the same here, shooting
rounds of 78 and 80. He is a member at The Australian club and has
a house not far from the course.

"It is amazing, the game of golf," Campbell said. "When you
are out there playing well, you have all good luck.

"When things aren't going your way, you get plugged lies, bad
lies in the rough. It is just what the golfing gods give you."

Defending champion John Senden also missed the cut by one
stroke, shooting a second-round 74 for a 1-over total of 145.