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AUS­TRALIAN golfer Marc Leish­man stormed up the leader­board to be in a tie for fifth with a sec­ond-round 64 yes­ter­day at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii, but Adam Scott and Jor­dan Spi­eth have missed the cut.

Af­ter shoot­ing 67 on Fri­day, Leish­man (pic­tured) fired a six-un­der-par 64 yes­ter­day to be along­side Amer­i­can Ted Pot­ter, five strokes be­hind Amer­i­can Matt Kuchar, who daz­zled with back-to-back 63s for a 14-un­der-par two-round to­tal of 126.

Fel­low Aus­tralian Cameron Smith re­turned a two-un­der 68 to sit six un­der (134) in an eight-way tie for 12th.

Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes for an­other sev­e­nun­der 63 to give him a oneshot lead over fel­low Amer­i­can An­drew Put­nam.

“To shoot seven un­der back-to-back is un­ex­pected, but aw­fully ex­cited,” Kuchar said.

Kuchar matched the low­est 36-hole score of his PGA Tour ca­reer.

He also had a 126 in Las Ve­gas a decade ago and wound up as run­ner-up.

Chez Reavie, af­ter con­sec­u­tive 65s, and Ste­wart Cink (62, with nine birdies) are joint third at 10-un­der 130, four shots adrift.

For­mer world No.1 Adam Scott at seven over (72 and 75) and coun­try­man Cameron Davis (+5) missed the cut.

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