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Second-round 65 gives McIlroy a chance at KLM Open

The Northern Irishman could make it a week to remember for him and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.

McIlroy had to play 27 holes today to make up for lost time.
McIlroy had to play 27 holes today to make up for lost time.

RORY MCILROY IS still in contention at the KLM Open in Holland after shooting a second-round 65 today.

Bad weather and delays caused by vandalism forced McIlroy to play 27 holes in a short space of time, but that did not stop the Northern Irish golfer from securing a score of five under par.

He is currently three shots behind the joint leaders – Stephen Dodd of Wales and Germany’s Marcel Siem.

Speaking after his round, McIlroy described his problems with ants, after his final drive finished near an ant hill. He said:

“I still feel there are some going up my legs. I don’t feel I drove the ball particularly well. There were a couple of loose shots and I got some lucky breaks.”

His assured perfomance today means it could be a weekend to remember for both McIlroy and his girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki, who plays her semi-final against Serena Williams in the US Open tomorrow.

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