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Rory McIlroy misses cut at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) - Top-ranked Rory McIlroy made a double bogey on his final hole Friday, guaranteeing that he'll miss the cut in his Hong Kong Open title defense.

McIlroy shot a 2-over 72 to finish at 5 over after two rounds in warm but windy conditions at Hong Kong Golf Club. It left the Northern Irishman three shots outside the expected cut.

``It's disappointing, you never want to miss the cut and even more when you are defending a tournament,'' McIlroy said. ``So it's not the week I wanted, but then I have a few days to work on my putting and try and get ready for Dubai.''

Denmark's Anders Hansen shot a 64 to take the clubhouse lead at 7 under halfway through the second round.

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