The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox is in a five-way share of the lead after two rounds of the South Pacific Open in New Caledonia.
The 25-year-old carded rounds of 66 and 68 at the Tina Golf Club for an eight under par total alongside hometown favourite Jean-Louis Guepy and Australians Matthew Griffin, Clint Rice and Matthew Guyatt.
Fox, who's in his debut season as a professional, currently leads the New Zealand PGA Order of Merit and has won three times at the Fiji Open, the Tahiti Open and the Martinborough Pro-Am.
The former New Zealand rep, who is looking to qualify for the PGA Tour at the end of the season, is in a great position to win for the fourth time in 2012 in the four round event in Noumea.
The Waikato professional Brad Shilton is in a two-way share of sixth place only one shot back from the leading pack after carding rounds of 67 and 68.