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Live Reporting

Becky Grey, Matt Gault and Paul Higham

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That's all from us. Everyone get a good sleep, big day tomorrow!

    In case you missed any of today's action, here's a quick round-up:

    • Collin Morikawa pushed ahead into a solo lead of five under before heading into the clubhouse.
    • Fellow American Joel Dahmen joined Morikawa in the lead before his round was through.
    • Rory McIlroy stayed strong after stumbling on the third and rallied to finish on four under.
    • Jon Rahm is one off the lead too after a three-under-par 67.

    We'll be back tomorrow evening when the leaders start their round, hope you can join us again then.

  2. Hossler holes it from bunker

    Hossler -4 (67)

    American Beau Hossler makes a late lunge up the leaderboard with an impressive chip in from a bunker on the ninth - his final hole.

    That leaves him one off the leaders after back-to-back birdies on his last two holes.

    What a way to end the day.

  3. Top of the world


    Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are currently one, two and three in the world rankings.

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  4. Mixed British fortunes at Brookline


    Matt Fitzpatrick is the leading Englishman after two rounds on two under and has given himself a chance to make it a US Amateur-US Open double at Brookline.

    Callum Tarren is just one shot further back but it could've been so much better for the Korn Ferry Tour player after reaching five under early doors.

    Former world number one Justin Rose, the 2013 champion, is one over after a disappointing 73 with 49-year-old Richard Bland in at two over.

    Tyrrell Hatton had a rollercoaster of a round that featured five birdies and six bogeys but he battled well to make the cut at three over.

    Not hanging around for the weekend, however, are Sam Horsfield (+6), Tommy Fleetwood (+7) and reigning British Amateur champion Laird Shepherd (+11).

    Harry Hall and Richard Mansell aren't quite finished yet but they won't make the cut either, while it was a chastening US Open debut for Scotland's Sean Jacklin - son of 1970 champion Tony - who carded rounds of 78 and 80.

  5. Dahmen misses birdie putt

    Dahmen -5 (68)

    Joel Dahmen steps up and... pulls it right.

    The American will have to settle for his share of the lead.

    It's a very solid 68 to finish on five under alongside compatriot Collin Morikawa at the top of the leaderboard.

  6. Closing birdie chance for Dahmen

    Dahmen -5 (17)


    Joel Dahmen can't see the flight of his second shot because of the setting sun but it's a beauty.

    The ball rolls to within about 10ft of the 18th hole and he could take the outright lead before heading in if he lands this putt.

  7. Post update

    Dahmen -5 (17)

    Can co-leader Joel Dahmen keep his focus to finish this off?

    He goes right off the 18th tee but lady luck has got his back as the ball finds a nice lie on one of the spectator walkways.

  8. Tarren felt 'super comfortable'

    Tarren -1 (F)

    England's world number 445 Callum Tarren led by two at one point today when he reached five under, and while the 31-year-old couldn't quite stick around at the top of the leaderboard, he seems happy enough with his round of 72.

    "I felt super comfortable," he told Sky Sports.

    "I know it's only the second round so I'm not getting ahead of myself. That's what I kept telling myself, 'just stick to the gameplan'.

    "It's a golf tournament and we play them every week, but it's a big golf tournament. But if you let that get to you, you'll make some mistakes so I just tried to stay as calm as possible.

    "I felt in control all day. I started off well and then had chances at eight, nine and 10 but had three lip-outs in a row which is going to happen, but it could've been a lot better.

    "But I'm here for the weekend and in a good position."

  9. Par for Dahmen

    Dahmen -5 (17)

    Another par for Dahmen in the end.

    Just the one bogey for the American so far on the back nine. He's shown impressive nerve during his time at the top of the leaderboard.

  10. Post update

    Dahmen -5 (16)

    The wind takes hold of Joel Dahmen’s tee shot on the 17th and pulls it into the light rough on the right edge of the fairway.

    His second shot hits the green and rolls backwards to give him another birdie chance for the outright lead.

  11. Wise finishes on four under

    Wise -4 (68)

    American Aaron Wise finishes one off the leaders after a decent save on the 18th.

    His second shot skated across the green and disappeared into some deep rough.

    But Wise scooped it out nicely to get within a couple of feet of the hole and tapped it in to complete his round of 68.

  12. McIlroy 'proud' of second-nine fightback

    McIlroy -4 (F)


    McIlroy also told Sky Sports how he kept telling himself to be patient when the going was tough in the early part of his round.

    "I just kept telling myself that I'd have more chances," he said.

    "I was trying to get myself back to level par for the day through nine. I couldn't quite do that, but I made two bad swings today - the second shot on three and the tee shot on 10 and they cost me three shots.

    "But the way I played the last eight holes, I'm really proud of that and proud to get in under par and stay right up there on the leaderboard."

  13. Par for Dahmen

    Dahmen -5 (16)

    Joel Dahmen’s second shot on the par-three 16th curls left away from the hole.

    He’s left with an 11ft putt for par and is at risk of dropping out of the shared lead.

    But the ball swirls it’s way around the cup before dropping in the middle. Ice cool.

  14. Holing double bogey putt 'massive' - McIlroy

    McIlroy -4 (F)

    Rory McIlroy has been running through his misadventures on the third with Sky Sports.

    "The first one (greenside chip) looked like it was a decent lie, but it's just not the place to miss it," admitted the world number three.

    "The second one, went straight underneath that one and then the next one which sat all the way at the bottom was the one I got out.

    "Hideki (Matsuyama) putted before me so I got a decent read and it was massive.

    "There aren't many double bogeys when you'd have a little fist pump, but it was important to hole that and I came back really well after that."

  15. Who's missed the cut?

    The cut is looking like it will be at three over.

    If it stays there, that means Sergio Garcia (+4) won't make it to the weekend and neither will Shane Lowry (also +4).

    Louis Ooshuizen (+6), Francesco Molinari (+6) and Tommy Fleetwood (+7) won't be there.

    And Phil Mickelson rounds off a bizarre few weeks of LIV Golf controversy, finishing on 11 over to miss out too.

  16. McIlroy one back after 69

    McIlroy -4, Matsuyama E, Schauffele -1 (F)


    McIlroy for a par. Straight in the middle!

    That's a round of 69 for the Northern Irishman and he sits just one back of leader Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen.

    I must admit, I feared the worst when he doubled the third but he dug deep and played some wonderfully controlled golf over the last seven holes with three birdies and four pars in that stretch.

    He's well-placed at the midway point and he'll be content with his work over the last two days.

    It's a closing bogey for Xander Schauffele, however, and he's three further back at one under after matching McIlroy's 69 with Hideki Matsuyama at level par after a second successive 70.

  17. Dahmen shares lead

    Dahmen -5 (15)

    Joel Dahmen has dug his heels in at Brookline and it's paid off.

    The American, who is set to make the cut at the US Open for the first time, parred the last four holes in a row after a bogey on the 10th.

    And he's finally been rewarded with a birdie three on the 15th after a superb 60ft putt to join leader Collin Morikawa on five under.

    Can he go one better before his round is through?

  18. Post update

    McIlroy -4, Matsuyama E, Schauffele -2 (17)

    Can McIlroy finish with a flourish and join Morikawa at five under?

    Oh dear. He putts boldly through the shadows on the 18th green and it zips on by. There's still a bit of meat left on that bone as they say!

  19. Birdie for Wise

    Wise -4 (17)

    Aaron Wise joins the hoardes on four under.

    That makes six players one off Collin Morikawa's lead now. Wise's excellent second shot flirts with the 17th hole and the American eventually comes away with a birdie.

  20. Post update

    McIlroy -4, Matsuyama E, Schauffele -2 (17)

    McIlroy's got 162 yards left for his approach at the last. He peers into the lowering sun as it flies through the sky, landing long and right before trickling back down to a few feet outside Matsuyama's ball.

    It's around 30 feet or so. Two putts from there and it'll be a gutsy one-under 69 for the 2011 champion.