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Thomas Bjorn holds 2nd-round lead at World Cup at Royal Melbourne

  • Jason Day of Australia hits out of a green side bunker on the 15th hole during the first round of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    Jason Day of Australia hits out of a green side bunker on the 15th hole during the first round of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thomas Bjorn from Denmark chips on to the eighth green during the second round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne , Australia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    Thomas Bjorn from Denmark chips on to the eighth green during the second round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne , Australia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Adam Scott from Australia hits an approach shot to the eighth green during the second round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    Adam Scott from Australia hits an approach shot to the eighth green during the second round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)  (The Associated Press)

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.

Bjorn, who was at 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole.

American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. He and Matt Kuchar led the overall team standings for the U.S. after 36 holes, with a three-stroke margin over Denmark and seven over Japan and Australia.

Tied for third in the individual stroke-play competition were Jason Day of Australia (70) and Ricardo Santos of Portugal (69).

Kuchar was in a four-way tie for fifth after a 68, five strokes behind Bjorn.