Wade Ormsby has taken sole possession of the lead at the halfway stage of the Hong Kong Open after carding a four-under-par 66 on Friday.
Ormsby, who won the event in 2017, is two shots clear of India's SSP Chawrasia.
"I guess it's a good thing being in the lead," Ormsby said.
"You just got to get ahead and get them. I'm obviously playing well. I probably played better today than the way I did yesterday.
"Two bogeys and one of them was a bad hole, but otherwise I played beautifully."
Chawrasia, who led for three days in 2017 before falling behind to Ormsby, played a flawless round of 63
Travis Smyth (68) was tied for third place along with Shiv Kapur (66), Gunn Charoenkul (67) and Jazz Janewattananond (66).
The tournament began on Thursday after a six-week delay because of anti-government protests.
It was originally scheduled for November in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory which has seen more than six months of anti-government demonstrations.