Golf - Aussie young gun leads in Fiji International

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Golf - Aussie young gun leads in Fiji International
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This handout photo taken and released by OneAsia on August 15, 2014 shows Jake Higginbottom of Australia hitting a shot on day two of the Fiji International golf tournament at the Natadola Bay Championship golf course in Nadi. The US$1 million tournament is part of the OneAsia circuit. AFP PHOTO / Paul Lakatos / OneAsia ----EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Paul Lakatos / OneAsia" - NO MARKETING -- NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (AFP Photo/PAUL LAKATOS)

- Australian youngster Jake Higginbottom took a two-shot lead in the inaugural Fiji International at Natadola Bay on Friday after shooting a second round three-under-par 69.

His round in windy conditions put the 20-year-old on seven-under after 36 holes of the inaugural US$1 million OneAsia tour event, two strokes ahead of compatriots Cameron Smith, Andrew Dodt and Steve Jeffress.

Higginbottom, who won the New Zealand Open as an amateur in 2012, sank four birdies, with a bogey on the ninth the only blemish on his scorecard.

Local hero Vijay Singh continued to struggle on a course he designed in 2009, complaining of back pain as he shot two-over to make the cut by three shots.

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