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Last Updated: 17/11/12 5:55am

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Matthew Guyatt: Carded a three-under 69 at Kingston Heath

Matthew Guyatt: Carded a three-under 69 at Kingston Heath

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Matthew Guyatt maintained his two-shot lead at the Australian Masters following the second round at Kingston Heath.

The overnight leader, from Australia, carded a three-under 69 in Melbourne to hold off the challenge of Michael Hendry, Adam Scott and Ian Poulter.

Hendry matched Guyatt's total of 69 to remain his position in second spot, while Scott was three shots behind the leader after his round of 70.

Second-round leaderboard

(Australian unless stated)
-10 Matthew Guyatt
-8 Michael Hendry (Nzl)
-7 Adam Scott
-5 Craig Hancock
-5 Ian Poulter (Eng)n

Poulter, the defending champion, dropped down to a share of fourth after his level-par round of 72.

Guyatt, who normally plays on the Japan Challenge Tour, will now take confidence from his opening two rounds.

"That's the battle, I think, that players in my position face," Guyatt said. "The belief that you've got enough game, the belief that you're good enough. I think I'm starting to get there."

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell endured a day to forget after carding a round of 77 to drop to four-over - however the Northern Irishman did just enough to make the cut.

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