Kiwis on the charge early on day two at ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

New Zealanders Tim Wilkinson and Nick Voke have led the charge early in the second round at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open.

Wilkinson, playing at The Hills, started the day four under and birdied four of his first six holes to climb into a share of sixth place. 

Tim Wilkinson in action. (Credit: Photosport)

Also playing at The Hills, Voke had a bogey, eagle and two birdies starting on the back nine to sit alongside Wilkinson at eight under.

Overnight leaders Jarin Todd (United States) and Daniel Nisbet (Australia) are two under for the day to lead the tournament at 11 under, with Japan’s Tatsuya Kodai slipping back to a share of fourth place at nine under, alongside Australian Josh Younger (three under today).

A pair of birdies this morning have helped Travis Smyth to within a shot of the leaders at 10 under in outright third place.

Australians Anthony Quayle and David Bransdon, along with Taiwan’s Chien-yao Hung (all four under today) are amongst the other golfers to work their way up the standings.

The field for the 99th New Zealand Open have been playing in cool, overcast conditions at Millbrook Resort and The Hills this morning, with rain expected for this afternoon.

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