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Scott Jamieson joins Jaidee at top of Durban leaderboard, with Lowry five shots off the lead

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 11: Scott Jamieson of Scotland tee's off at the 7th during the second round of the Volvo Champions at Durban Country Club on January 11, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

SCOTT JAMIESON shot a second-round 64 today at the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban - the same city where he captured his first European Tour title only last month.

The 29-year-old's nine-birdie display lifted him to 11 under par at halfway and into a share of the lead with Thai Thongchai Jaidee and South African Louis Oosthuizen, who still had one hole to play.

Then came a five-stroke gap to Irishman Shane Lowry, Scot Paul Lawrie, Dane Thomas Bjorn, France's Julien Quesne and England's Danny Willett.

Jamieson's maiden victory came in an event reduced to 36 holes because of bad weather - it qualified him for this week - and there was a two-hour delay for rain before play could resume today.

"If it continues to rain maybe that's a good thing for me," Jamieson said.

The field is only 33-strong and limited to last year's winners, previous holders of the title and those with 10 or more career titles.

Oosthuizen, having birdied the 17th to make it a three-way tie, holed from around 30 feet on the last to nose in front at 12 under.

He matched Jamieson's 64, while Jaidee signed for a 68 to be joint second - six clear of the chasing pack.

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