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McIlroy slumps, 3 share lead at Scottish Open

July 11, 2014
Associated Press

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden, Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez and Marc Warren of Scotland were atop the leaderboard on 6 under, with just 17 of 150 players shooting below 70 on the par-71 Royal Aberdeen links course.

McIlroy shot a course-record 64 in the first round but followed it up with a 78, continuing a worrying trend this season that's seen the former world No. 1 fail to build on strong starts.

Justin Rose signed for a 68 and is alone in fourth place, a shot behind. Defending champion Phil Mickelson is 1 under after a 73.

 
 

 

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