• Bezuidenhout in the hunt at Irish Open

    Bezuidenhout in the hunt at Irish Open
    Christiaan Bezuidenhout

    Rory McIlroy surged up the leaderboard after recording a second- round score of 67 at the Irish Open, while Christiaan Bezuidenhout currently finds himself in T5.

    McIlroy is five under par at the halfway point as the Northern Ireland star followed up his first-round score of 72 with an impressive second day.

    Bezuidenhout recorded a second round on four under to form part of the chasing pack along with Richard Bland, Adrian Otaegui and Johannes Veerman.

    McIlroy feels he could have done even better after surging through his first 10 holes in five under before eight successive pars.

    “I got off to a better start and once you do that, you make a couple of birdies early, you start to feel like you can make a few more,” McIlroy said.

    “The greens were much better this morning than they were yesterday afternoon as well, so it felt a little easier to hole putts and that’s really what I did.”

    Collated second-round scores and totals in the Irish Open, County Kilkenny, Ireland (GBR and IRL unless stated, Par 72):

    131 – Lucas Herbert (AUS) 64, 67

    133 – Andy Sullivan 67, 66; Grant Forrest 66, 67

    134 – Dale Whitnell 67, 67

    135 – Richard Bland 69, 66; Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) 67, 68; Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 69, 66; Johannes Veerman (USA) 65, 70

    136 – Marcus Armitage 68, 68; Antoine Rozner (FRA) 68, 68; Lee Min-Woo (AUS) 68, 68; Jason Scrivener (AUS) 67, 69; Adria Arnaus (ESP) 67, 69; Richie Ramsay 67, 69; Julien Guerrier (FRA) 68, 68; Gregory Havret (FRA) 67, 69

    137 – Martin Kaymer (GER) 67, 70; John Catlin (USA) 69, 68; Andrew Johnston 67, 70; Sean Crocker (USA) 67, 70; Francesco Laporta (ITA) 68, 69; Steven Brown 68, 69.


    Article written by

    Craig Lewis