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GOLD COAST, Queensland -- If Adam Scott is to win a second Australian PGA Championship title, he must overcome a four-shot deficit from leader Andrew Dodt going into the weekend at Royal Pines.Scott started poorly with a bogey at the second, but five birdies in eight holes from the 9th kept the world No. 7 in contention with a second consecutive 68.Thats the best Ive played in a couple of weeks and it was a good day to do it, because it wasnt that easy, Scott said. My striking was crisp at the ball. It was strong. I started driving the ball properly and it carried onto the rest of my game as well.Dodt, a two-time European Tour winner, carded a 67 to add to his opening-round 65 and will head into Saturdays third round at 12 under par and with a two-shot buffer over fellow Australian Ashley Hall. Scott and New Zealands Ryan Fox are two more back at eight-under.Dodt, whose sole bogey came at 18, said: I rushed my first putt and then missed the one coming back, so it was a frustrating way to finish because I really wanted to go bogey-free today. It wasnt to be and Im not going to beat myself up about it too badly.The jobs only half done, so I need to keep in the same mindset that Ive had for the first two days. As I said to you all yesterday, Id rather score well than hit it well, but today both elements combined so Im obviously really happy with the state of my game.Englishman Ian Poulter, who admitted ahead of the tournament that hes struggling to get in the right mental state for competitive golf, carded a slick four-under 68 thanks to six birdies.After storms delayed the end of the first round, Poulter was forced to set his alarm for a little earlier than usual for Fridays play.That was a little strange morning call, I think a 3:30 a.m. alarm to come out and play golf is a touch on the early side. At least it was light, so we could get out there, but its just an unusual feeling. I didnt manage to get any jetlag at all flying from America, but my tee time has managed to give me jetlag. 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So South Africa see the charges as taking the shine off a deserved win and an attempt to diminish their success.Hashim Amla said as much when he called the episode sour sweets in an extraordinary press conference at the MCG. Amla was accompanied by every member of the touring party, who stood with him as he delivered the South African response to a charge that, at that stage, had not even been laid. Amla said he was not aware that the ICC was reviewing the footage, and used strong words to dismiss the allegation. Words like joke and ridiculous, which came in response to similarly harsh words in the Australian media.When the footage of du Plessis was first released on Wednesday, newspapers carrying the story described du Plessis as a confessed ball-tamperer and the team as notorious for their working of the ball. Every major publication carried several stories on it, and it received substantial airtime on television. South Africa are not used to that sort of coverage: the media landscape is much smaller back home, and much softer in India - the other place where they are confronted with mass reportage.They are understood to be seeing it as their fight against the Australian fourth estate, without whose intervention this would not have come to light. Not even the match officials knew that du Plessis was shining the ball with saliva that had also allegedly been in contact with a mint. When it came to their attention via the media, the 18-hour window for them to report it had lapsed but Cricket Australia could still have laid a complaint. The board did not, and made clear it had no intention to do so. Instead, the ICC chose to review the footage of its own volition and chief executive David Richardson has since laid the charge. Given that course of events, one can see why South Africa feel theyve been unfairly treated.This is not the first time that South African players being caught on camera has spun into a controversy beyond the actual incident. When Philander was fined for ball-tampering in Sri Lanka in 20014, Ten Sports had visuals of him scratching the ball and picking the seam on the third day, and alerted the match referee, Jeff Crowe.dddddddddddd Philander was subsequently charged and fined 75% of his match fee. The pictures were not aired publicly until the fifth day and insiders said Cricket South Africa had put pressure on Ten Sports not to broadcast the visuals. When Sri Lanka Cricket found out, it made its own demands to air the footage.A year before that, Ten Sports caught du Plessis rubbing the ball near the zipper on his trouser pocket in the UAE, in a match against Pakistan. The television umpire alerted on-field officials, who awarded penalty runs against South Africa, and du Plessis was later fined. CSA was furious with Ten Sports at the time and threatened their rights and access.On both those occasions, the player involved did not contest the charge and accepted the punishment, although in 2013, du Plessis insisted he did not act with intent. That seems likely to be the defence this time as well, except that du Plessis is contesting the charge and will need legal representation for a hearing. South Africa are in conversation with their counsel and will begin preparing a case.Arguing that they are the victims of a media war is not going to work. The law on using an artificial substance to shine the ball is clear: its not allowed. Even though, as Amla pointed out, players walk out onto the field having consumed any number of things, and its an open secret that the tactic does get used (Marcus Trecothick wrote as much in his autobiography), using the everybody does it defence is also unlikely to earn South Africa any advantage.Exactly how they will get themselves out of this with reputations unscathed remains to be seen, but for now there is some space to understand why theyre feeling a little hard done by. They have already had to deal with racist graffiti aimed at Amla on the fence inside Bellerive Oval, and a public outcry from home when Ian Chappell, on commentary, responding to Ian Healys questions about how Kagiso Rabada developed his pace, said: Youd have to ask all the batsmen in his village. The word village was the one people took issue with. 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