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DAY TWO OF THE 100TH OPEN DE FRANCE

  • Le Golf National hosts landmark tournament in the Open de France's history
  • Lucas Bjerregaard and Mikko Ilonen lead on five under
  • Wiesberger, Pieters and Jaidee among those one back
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By Will Medlock, Will Pearson and Matt Hardisty in Paris

11:24

Indeed Geerten. Joost is three under and that will have him in contention heading into tomorrow.

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11:23

"On the tee from Northern Ireland, the European Tour Race to Dubai champion, Rory McIlroy."

A solid level par 71 yesterday for Rory who revealed he is doing some serious work on his swing this week.

McIlroy in the swing of things in Paris

Rory McIlroy admitted much of his focus was on his swing rather than his scoring as he fired an opening level par 71 on day one of the 100th Open de France.

11:13

And that birdie puts Ilonen into a share of the lead at five under.

Francesco Molinari has a birdie on the first to get to four under.

Over to you Lucas..........

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11:06

After that unfortunate trip to the water on the last, Southgate recorded a double-bogey and will head into the weekend at two under.

That is a great effort. As mentioned earlier, his is one of the great golf stories of recent years. We spoke to him after his brilliant display in Ireland a few weeks ago.

Emotional Southgate makes his mark in Ireland

Matthew Southgate found himself in tears on an 18th green for the second time in six months at the end of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation.

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