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Ryo Ishikawa was tied for the lead after the second round of the Japan Tour’s Nippon Series JT Cup.

Ryo Ishikawa was tied for the lead after the second round of the Japan Tour’s Nippon Series JT Cup in Tokyo .

The 20-year-old Japanse superstar fired a three-under-par 67 at the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club to move to five under overall and into joint first place alongside Toru Taniguchi, who shot a 69 after posting a 66 that had given him a share of the first round with Hiroyuki Fujita and Lee Dong-hwan on Thursday.

Fujita, in tjhe meantime, carded a level-par 70 on Friday to drop into a share of third with JB Park, who made the biggest gains in the second round with a 65.

Lee’s one-over 71 dropped him two shots behind the leaders, alongside Yusaku Miyazato (70) and Tetsuji Hiratsuka (70).

TOP 10 LEADERBOARD
(Jpn unless stated, par 70):

135 Ryo Ishikawa 68 67, Toru Taniguchi 66 69
136 J B Park (Kor) 71 65, Hiroyuki Fujita 66 70
137 Tetsuji Hiratsuka 67 70, Dong-Hwan Lee 66 71, Yusaku Miyazato 67 70
138 Michio Matsumura 68 70, Daisuke Maruyama 69 69, Shingo Katayama 67 71

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