Toru Taniguchi shot an even-par 70 Friday to maintain his lead after the second round of the Nippon Series JT Cup. Taniguchi had four birdies and four bogeys to stand at 6-under 134, while Shinichi Yokota fired a 68 to narrow the gap to one stroke at Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club. Chris Campbell of Australia, tour veteran Naomichi Ozaki and Kiyoshi Miyazato were tied for third at 4-under after 36 holes. (Kyodo News)

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