Friday, November 29

Scott Leads McIlroy by 2 at Australian Open

AFTER AN OPENING 62, ADAM SCOTT held onto the lead at the halfway mark of the Emirates Australian Open. But Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy sprang into contention with a solid round on Friday.

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.

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.
"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.

"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."

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