Ogilvy blazes clear with a 65

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Geoff Ogilvy will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Australian Open after a flawless second-round 65.

Geoff Ogilvy will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Australian Open after carding a flawless second-round 65 in Sydney.

The 2006 US Open champion returned a sparkling seven-birdie card at The Lakes to claim a slim advantage over fellow Australian Matt Jones.

Ogilvy started at the 10th and ignited his charge with five birdies in six holes from the 13th, and then picked up further shots on his second nine at the third and ninth holes to reach 11 under par.

Jones also kept a bogey off his card as he charged into contention with an eight-birdie, best-of-the-day 64, while first-round leader Matthew Griffin slipped to third after a 70.

Griffin lies two shots behind Ogilvy, while Dudley Hart is a further two shots adrift in his first tournament in 18 months following back surgery.

The American added a 69 to his opening 68 to reach seven under alongside Aussie pair John Senden and Paul Sheehan.

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