BBC Sport reported:
|Rory McIlroy makes move.|
Rory McIlroy carded nine birdies in a round of 65 to move two shots behind leader Adam Scott after two rounds of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney."It was a tough afternoon with plenty of good stuff in there but then I made a few mistakes in the tricky conditions," Scott said.
Seven back after day one, McIlroy, yet to win this year, benefitted from more favourable early conditions and reached 10 under, taking only 25 putts.
Scott endured blustery, wet afternoon weather and mixed seven birdies with a double bogey and three bogeys in a 70.
"Overall it was pretty good and given how difficult it was, I was pleased I held it together pretty well. It was a day where all you could do was just hang on and try and hit as many good shots as possible."