Harry Bateman and David Klein share the lead at the halfway point in the Carrus Tauranga Open.

Bateman scored a six under par 64 to go with his opening round of 65 to stand at 11 under par with David Klein 63, 66. Luke Toomey rocketed up the leaderboard with a score of 63 to be one shot back with Mark Brown 64, 66. Fraser Wilkin and Dan Pearce are a further stroke behind on -9.

Jennian Homes Order of Merit leader Gareth Paddison 67, 71 fell back ten places today and opened up the competition for the $5,000 Order of Merit prize