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Bill Haas leads way as Rory McIlroy sweats in Dublin

Bill Haas was the clubhouse leader as Rory McIlroy struggled to make the cut at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

 

Haas started the day in a tie for seventh with Matt Kuchar and he returned to the course in red-hot form.

An eagle and two birdies on the front nine were followed by three more birdies and just one bogey until the final hole when he dropped a shot to shoot a 68 and move to nine under overall.

That bogey on the last could have offered a chink of light to Kuchar who, starting on the back nine, had overcome dropping a shot on the 14th by hitting four birdies.

However, he also hit a bogey on his final hole to finish with a two-under-par 70, three shots behind his fellow American.

With the cut projected at three over, McIlroy was on that score through 11, when bad weather stopped play, three under for his round after a woeful opening round of 78 by the former world No 1.

Meanwhile, Alan Dunbar safely made the cut at the Nordea Masters in Sweden after hitting a 69 on Friday but Darren Clarke exited after a disappointing 73.

Dunbar is 10 behind leader Matteo Manassero who fired a 65.

And Richard O'Donovan led the Irish assault on the Scottish Open Stroke Play championship at Southerness after a splendid one-under-par 68 — just two strokes off the pace.

England's Nathan Kimsey leads the way on 66.

Cormac Sharvin from Ardglass and 20-year-old former boys international Dermot McElroy both returned first-round scores of 69.

 

Latest second round scores & totals

(USA unless stated, par 72):

(Round two has been suspended due to darkness, play will resume at 7:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, 44 players are still to finish the round)

135 Bill Haas 68 67

138 Matt Kuchar 68 70

140 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 69 71

141 Hunter Mahan 73 68, Pat Perez 72 69, Matthew Jones (Aus) 69 72

142 Charley Hoffman 73 69, Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 70 72, David Hearn (Can) 71 71, Bo Van Pelt 73 69, Stewart Cink 70 72, Kevin Chappell 71 71, Ryan Moore 70 72, Charles Howell III 72 70

143 John Senden (Aus) 71 72, Gary Woodland 70 73, Camilo Villegas (Col) 72 71, Ben Curtis 73 70, Tom Gillis 73 70, Rickie Fowler 72 71

144 Bud Cauley 71 73, Richard H. Lee 73 71, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 71 73, Fabian Gomez (Arg) 76 68

145 Brian Davis (Eng) 75 70, Tiger Woods 71 74, Zach Johnson 73 72, George Coetzee (Rsa) 70 75, Fred Couples 70 75, Keegan Bradley 71 74, Jim Furyk 75 70, Brandt Jobe 70 75, Jordan Spieth 72 73

146 Chris Stroud 69 77, William McGirt 73 73, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa) 72 74, Josh Teater 67 79

147 Robert Allenby (Aus) 74 73, Jimmy Walker 72 75, Jason Day (Aus) 72 75

148 Chris Kirk 74 74, Vijay Singh (Fij) 74 74, John Huh 72 76

149 Brian Stuard 72 77, Dustin Johnson 73 76, Kevin Stadler 79 70, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 78 71

150 Kenny Perry 76 74, Brendon De Jonge 75 75, Erik Compton 74 76, Ted Potter, Jr. 74 76, Lucas Glover 78 72

151 Casey Wittenberg 76 75, Guan Tianlang (Chn) 72 79, Webb Simpson 75 76, Kevin Streelman 71 80, D.A. Points 76 75, Ben Kohles 76 75, Bryce Molder 72 79, Tommy Gainey 71 80

152 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 80 72, Charlie Beljan 72 80

153 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 74 79, Jason Kokrak 76 77, Branden Grace (Rsa) 78 75, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 77 76, Jonathan Byrd 77 76

154 Justin Bolli 75 79, Jeff Overton 76 78

155 Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 77 78

156 Steven Fox 78 78, Shane Lowry (Irl) 78 78

158 Matthew Every 74 84, Peter Williamson 81 77

159 Nick Watney 82 77

160 Brendan Steele 79 81

 

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