Lee Westwood is in a share of the lead with defending champion Brett Rumford in the World Super 6 in Perth after day two.

Westwood and Rumford on top in Perth

Westwood and Rumford on top in Perth

The event, which features three days of strokeplay before the top 24 players then battle it out in Sunday’s matchplay knockout phase, sees Briton Westwood and Australian Rumford one shot clear of the chasing pack on -8.

Westwood shot a two-under round of 70 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club and play alongside fellow leader Rumford on Saturday.

'We both played well,' Westwood said. 'We haven’t given too many shots away, made a few putts and I chipped in a couple of times. It’s been fun over the first couple of days.

'I‘m just trying to shoot as low as possible. I know if I carry on playing like I‘m playing and a few putts start to go in, because I didn’t really hole any putts today, I’ll be thereabouts on the leaderboard.

'To be perfectly honest, match play is anybody‘s. You’re going to need a lot of luck to win it.'

Dane Thorbjorn Olesen is tied for second on seven under alongside Briton Grant Forrest, Thailand’s Prom Meesawat and Australian Lucas Herbert.