Blake Proverbs holds a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Tahiti International Open.

Proverbs shot an even round to remain at 6-under par and in front at the halfway mark of the tournament.

New South Welshman Tim Stewart backed up his opening round of 3-under 67 with 2-under 68 to sit in outright second at 5-under the card.

Defending champion Dale Brandt-Richards put himself in contention shooting the low round of the day 4-under 66. He will head into the third round only two shots back of the leader.

“I started solid around the tough back nine without really making much. Then my putting got hot once I made the turn and I went from even par to four under pretty quickly," said Brandt-Richards.

Last year’s runner-up Michael Wright also got himself in a good position shooting a 3-under 67 which has him only three back of the lead.

An even-par round from New Zealander James Anstiss has him in outright fifth place at 2-under the card.

The low amateur at the halfway mark is Adrian Peres who sits at 1 over 141.