Tony Finau enjoyed a strong round in China, but Rory McIlroy had a day to forget

  • Tony Finau has opened up a three-shot lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions event
  • Rory McIlroy had a nightmare start as he found the water twice at the second
  • He made triple-bogey and the world No.5 is 16 shots off the lead after round two
  • Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed are three shots behind Finau

American Tony Finau claimed a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the WGC-HSBC Champions, but it was a day to forget for Rory McIlroy.

Defending champion Justin Rose is part of a star-studded chasing pack, after Finau added a second round of 67 to his opening 66 at Sheshan International to finish 11 under par.

Rose on eight under alongside his Ryder Cup team-mate Tommy Fleetwood and Masters champion Patrick Reed.

Tony Finau (left) enjoyed a strong round in China, but Rory McIlroy (right) had a day to forget
Tony Finau (left) enjoyed a strong round in China, but Rory McIlroy (right) had a day to forget

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