Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox is right in the mix through two rounds of the Australian PGA tournament.

Fox, who finished tied for fourth at the Australian Open, continued his good form with a three-under round of 69 to move to eight-under for the tournament and in a share of third with World No.7 Adam Scott.

Fox is four shots off the lead held by Australia's Andrew Dodt, with countryman Ashley Hall two shots back in second at 10-under.

It looked as through fellow New Zealand hopeful Danny Lee was going to join Fox near the top of the leaderboard, but a poor back nine saw him slip backwards.


Three straight birdies put Lee at six-under for the tournament and easily inside the top 10, but a double bogey was followed by two late dropped shots as Lee carded a one-over 73 to be two-under for the tournament and in a share of 21st.

New Zealanders Michael Long, Mark Brown, Josh Geary, Ben Campbell and Martin Pettigrew are all likely to miss the cut, while Harry Bateman is one shot outside the projected one-over cut line with four holes left in his round.