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Ireland's Paul Dunne inside the top 10, but Dustin leads the way at St Andrews

Paul Dunne is just four off the lead at St Andrews.

Updated at 22.10

Golf - The Open Championship 2015 - Day Two - St Andrews Tom Watson said an emotional farewell to The Open Championship after completing his second round. PA Wire / Press Association Images PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

FIRST ROUND LEADER Dustin Johnson is now just one shot clear of the field heading into day three at the Open Championship.

Johnson had moved to 11 under par and two clear at the top, but a bogey on the 11th hole brought him back to 1o under, before bad light ended the day’s play with Johnson on the 14th.

The 31-year-old had an eagle putt to win the US Open in June before three-putting on the final green, but has another great chance to break his Grand Slam duck now at St Andrews.

Meanwhile, Irish amateur Paul Dunne has backed up his impressive opening day form with another excellent three under par round of 69, moving into the top 10.

Clubhouse leader Danny Willett, striving to become the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1992 to win the Open, is now just one shot back, with 1999 champion Paul Lawrie and Australian Jason Day on eight under.

Five players are on seven under including Scotland’s Marc Warren, Aussie former world number one Adam Scott and Americans Zach Johnson and Robert Sterb, who are all in the clubhouse, while 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen is also seven under, 11 holes into his second round.

Jordan Spieth, seeking history with what would be his third straight major to open the season, was misfiring with the putter but is still level par for his second round after 13, five off the lead.

The day’s play was delayed for over three hours in the morning when torrential rain and high winds left the Old Course unplayable before groundsmen did a miraculous job to get the second round underway.

Meanwhile Tiger Woods looks set for back-to-back missed cuts in majors for the first time in his career.

The former world number one, mired in the worst slump of his pro career, on Thursday carded a four over 76 in the British Open first round.

His poor form continued today, and he’s currently two over par for the day, six over for the tournament midway through his second round.

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Additional reporting by Neil Treacy

- © AFP, 2015

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