Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby moved to the top of the leaderboard as home favourites continued to lead the way midway through day two of the Australian PGA Championship.
Scott carded a 67 to get to seven under at RACV Royal Pines Resort, with fellow Australian Ormsby also at that mark after a 69, two shots clear of South African Bryce Easton.
Scott was the reigning Masters Tournament Champion when he lifted this trophy in 2013 as part of a run of form that took him to World Number One.
Ormsby had charged clear of the field early in the morning as he turned in 32 but saw his progress stalled before he birdied his final hole.
Easton made just one bogey in his round to sit at five under alongside Kiwi Ryan Fox, who had completed seven holes, and late starter Brett Rankin.
Ormsby - the 2018 UBS Hong Kong Open champion - started the day a shot off the lead but birdied the 11th and 12th to hit the front and further gains on the 15th and 18th moved him to eight under.
Bogeys on the third and sixth then stalled his progress and left the door open for Scott.
The ten time European Tour winner had eagled the 15th for the second day in a row but was still off the pace when he birdied the third but gave the shot straight back.
Birdies on the sixth and seventh put him in a share of the lead and when he made a two putt gain on the ninth, he led alone.
But Ormsby also took advantage of the par five and the duo were tied at the top.
Easton made a surge through the field with birdies on the second, third, tenth, 14th and 15th but gave a shot back on his penultimate hole.
Fox picked up shots on the first and fifth in a quick start.
Australians Min Woo Lee and Rhein Gibson were at four under alongside Japan's Mikumu Horikawa, a shot ahead of American Johannes Veerman.