Dustin Johnson takes clubhouse lead, Scheffler lurks after morning of low scoring on second day of Open Championship

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DUSTIN JOHNSON TOOK the lead within the clubhouse on the second day of the a hundred and fiftieth British Open at St Andrews on Friday after a five-under-par spherical of 67 left him at nine-under on the midway stage.

Johnson, one of many 24 members of the breakaway LIV Golf collection current on the Open this week, adopted his opening 68 with a bogey on the first after going out in one of many first teams of the day at 7.14am. 

Nonetheless, the American former world primary and two-time main winner rapidly recovered from that with no extra bogeys and 6 birdies, together with one on the final which noticed him transfer a shot forward of in a single day chief Cameron Younger.

“I used to be actually strong, hit a number of greens and the occasions I used to be out of place I made some actually strong two-putts”, Johnson instructed Sky Sports activities. “All in all, a very strong day.”

Following a sprinkling of in a single day rain and a drop in wind, scoring within the morning run was low, with world primary Scottish Scheffler capturing a four-under 68 to maneuver to second place, one shot shy of Johnson. Scheffler was joined in a tie for second place by Tyrrell Hatton, whose six-under spherical of 66 featured a run of 4 birdies in 5 holes across the flip. 

Day one chief Cameron Younger is tied with Scheffler and Hatton, and tees off at 1.30pm this afternoon. Johnson’s fellow LIV insurgent Taylor Gooch earlier shot 69 to maneuver to seven-under on the midway stage, and he was joined there by Australian former Masters champion Adam Scott.

Enjoying with Johnson, Scott shot a superb second-round 65, the bottom spherical to date. 

The low scoring means the projected lower line at lunchtime was even par, leaving Padraig Harrington liable to lacking the weekend: Harrington birdied his first two holes to maneuver to five-under for the match, however went horribly awry from there, bogeying holes three, 4, 5, eight and 12 to float to two-over for the match. 

Tiger Woods is destined to overlook the lower: plus-six to start out the day, Woods birdied the third however bogeyed holes 4 and 6 to succeed in the  flip at seven-over, and 7 from the lower line. Darren Clarke bowed out with a three-over spherical of 75, which means he completed at 10-over. 

Seamus Energy can be battling to make the weekend: he bogeyed his opening two holes to fall to three-over for the match. Shane Lowry, at even-par, tees off at 3.10pm this afternoon, shortly after Rory McIlroy, who will get his second underway at 2.59pm. 

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McIlroy’s six-under 66 yesterday means he’ll tee off three pictures behind clubhouse chief Johnson, with trickier wind situations anticipated later within the day. 

Comply with the leaderboard reside right here. 

With reporting by AFP 

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