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Adam Scott (68-73—141)

In his 15th Open Championship appearance, World Golf No. 1 Adam Scott followed  an opening-round, 4-under 68 with a 1-over 73. This is the fourth time in the last five years Scott has been unable to break par in the second round of an Open Championship.

Scott, was really struggling the form that seen him post a first-round score of -4, 68, and was only one under par for the championship with three holes to. Birdies at holes 16 and 18 smartened up the Australian Golf Stars scorecard and kept him right in contention heading into the weekend.

A T8 at Royal Liverpool GC in 2006, second-place finish in 2012 and T3 honors last year represent Scott’s three top-10 finishes at the Open.

Scott’s 68 represents just his fourth opening-round score in the 60s in 15 starts.

Scott is making his 11th start of the season on the PGA TOUR this year. Included in six top-10 finishes was his 11th TOUR win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Scott’s second-round scoring average this year on the PGA TOUR, 69.00, is more than a stroke better than any other round.

A list of leading open golf scores at 1730 hours, GMT, Friday, 18 July 2014:-

POS HOLE CTR PAR PLAYER TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 11 NIR -9 MCILROY, Rory -3 66
T2 17 ITA -6 MOLINARI, Francesco -2 68
T2 11 USA -6 JOHNSON, Dustin -5 71
T4 18 SAF -5 COETZEE, George -3 70 69 139
T4 17 USA -5 MOORE, Ryan -3 70
T4 15 USA -5 FURYK, Jim -1 68
T4 14 SPA -5 GARCIA, Sergio -1 68
T4 12 SAF -5 SCHWARTZEL, Charl -4 71
T4 11 JAP -5 MATSUYAMA, Hideki -2 69
T10 18 SWE -4 KARLSSON, Robert -1 69 71 140
T10 14 USA -4 FOWLER, Rickie -1 69
T10 9 SAF -4 OOSTHUIZEN, Louis -2 70

Source: PGA Tour

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Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

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