Daniel Popovic maintained a share of the lead after the second round of the Australian PGA on Friday while Geoff Ogilvy posted another solid round.
Popovic, who nearly gave up golf earlier this year to care for his ill father, followed his opening-round 64 with a 70, including a double-bogey seven on the par-5 15th.
Popovic is at 10-under 134. He is tied with Zhang Xinjun (67), two shots clear of the field at the Palmer Coolum resort course.
Zhang had a one-stroke lead twice in the closing holes, but bogeys on two of his final three holes dropped him into a tie with Popovic going into the weekend.