'I have not done much in my career and I hope this week I can break through' Taiwanese brothers Lu Wei-lan and Lu Wei-chih were the toast of the town yesterday. The elder Lu, Wei-lan, stole to the top of the pack with his second successive round of 66 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US$275,000 tournament. His younger brother, Lu Wei-chih, meanwhile, aced the fourth hole, the 150-yard par-three with a four-iron. But despite the hole-in-one, Wei-chih was way down the field, totalling one-over-par 143 - 11 shots behind his brother. 'I knew that he had hit an ace. I am happy for him, and I'm very happy that I'm in the lead. I played good. My iron play was exceptional and I hope I can continue in this same form for the next two rounds,' said the elder Lu after a steady round at the Macau Golf and Country Club. Lu, 31, has stunned the field with his performances over the past two days, erring only once by making a bogey at the 10th hole yesterday. His opening round was bogey-free and he has collected a total of 11 birdies so far. This has been enough to give the seven-year veteran of the Asian Tour the sole lead. He is one shot ahead of overnight leader Marcus Both of Australia and two shots in front of another Australian, Jason Dawes, who is on eight under. 'I have not done anything much in my career so far and I hope this week I can break through,' said Lu. 'I have had only one top-10 finished in my career, when I was tied for fourth place at this event in 2003. I feel more focused this week and I feel it is time to do something.' Tied in fourth place on 135 are a bunch of four players including China's Zheng Wengen who had shared the first-round lead with Both. Aussie Both shot four birdies and a bogey to make a 68 and total 133. The laid-back Melbournian, who is more intent on honing his game than on immediate results, took the club-house lead only to see Lu depose him late in the day. 'But I'm in a nice position. It doesn't matter whether I'm leading or not as long as I'm playing well. And I'm quite happy with my game at the moment and I won't be changing anything in the next couple of days,' said Both. Fellow Aussie Dawes hit his second successive 67 to clinch third place on 134. Dawes put his success down to using a new broom-handle putter as he collected an eagle (par-five second), five birdies and three bogeys. 'My putting has been horrendous recently and I decided to go back to using a broom-handle putter. I find that it strokes a lot more freer and I feel good,' said Dawes. Defending champion Jason Knutzon also played solidly for the second successive day to stay in touch with the leaders to take a share of fourth place on 135, three shots off the pace. He added a 68 to his opening 67. Two-time champion Zhang Lianwei continued to struggle with his new Nike ball and was left rueing a number of missed opportunities after he could only manage a 70 to finish on three under par, seven shots off the pace. 'I had a bad day, especially as I could not figure out the yardage with my iron play. I was not hitting it well,' said Chinese ace Zhang. Hong Kong's interest ended with Derek Fung, Dominique Boulet and James Stewart all missing the cut. Fung was three-over with rounds of 73 and 72, Boulet six over (73 and 75) and Stewart 10 over (75 and 77).