McIlroy shoots 65 at KLM Open

McIlroy shoots 65 at KLM Open

HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — Stephen Dodd of Wales shot 6 under for the first 13 holes of his second round to stand 8 under for the tournament Friday before darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open

Shiv Kapur of India shot a 3-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead at 7 under, and U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy surged into contention with a 65 in his second round.

“I’ve been driving the ball really well, and this course there’s a big premium on hitting a lot of fairways,” Kapur said.

After taking to the course early to complete his rain-delayed 70 of the first round, McIlroy had a bogey 5 on the first hole of his second round before reeling off six birdies.

“I don’t feel I drove the ball particularly well,” McIlroy said. “There were a couple of loose shots and I got some lucky breaks.”

Defending champion Martin Kaymer of Germany was 6 over for the tournament with six holes to play Saturday and looked likely to miss the cut.

World No. 2 Lee Westwood was four under.

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