Published: Dec 02, 2011 6:52 AM EST
Updated: Dec 02, 2011 7:30 AM EST

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Two-time PGA Tour winner Craig Parry birdied the final three holes Friday for a 3-under 69 and a share of the second-round lead in the New Zealand Open.

The 45-year-old Australian matched compatriot Brad Kennedy and New Zealand's Josh Geary at 5 under on the Clearwater Golf Club course. Kennedy had a 71, and Geary shot a 68.

Australian amateur Jake Higginbotham (68), countryman Leigh McKechnie (71) and New Zealand's Doug Holloway (71) were 4 under.