Scott leads Poulter by two

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Australian Adam Scott has fired a second successive 65 to lead the Barclays Singapore Open at the halfway stage.

Australian Adam Scott has fired a second successive 65 to lead the Barclays Singapore Open at the halfway stage.

The world number 41 matched the six under par score he carded when completing his storm-delayed first round at the Serapong course earlier in the day with an identical number on the easier Tanjong layout, and at 12-under led by two from a charging Ian Poulter.

The defending champion, who like Scott had to return in the morning to complete his opening round, recorded a 69 before a sensational 63 in the afternoon fired him into contention.

Poulter picked up only two birdies on the front nine at Tanjong but came home in 29 shots to earn second place on his own and a Saturday pairing with the Aussie leader.

However, US Open and recent Valderama winner Graeme McDowell continued his good form to sit just one stroke back on nine under par, where he was joined by Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden and South Korea’s Kyung-nam Kang.

The second round remained incomplete as the mammoth 200-man field was unable to unwind the backlog created by Thursday’s four-hour delay due to rain and the threat of lightning.

More later….

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