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Ilonen leads Irish Open by 2 shots

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CORK, Ireland (AP) - Mikko Ilonen opened a two-stroke lead in the Irish Open, while Rory McIlroy missed the cut by a shot Friday at Fota Island.

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Ilonen had a 3-under 68 to reach 10 under. He opened with a course-record 64 on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Finn birdied his opening hole, followed with eight straight pars, then had four birdies and two bogeys on the back nine.

''I wanted to at least get to 10-under par and I did that,'' Ilonen said. ''It wasn't as easy today and I didn't hit the ball that well but I putted well and it was good enough.''

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell (66), England's Robert Rock (66) and France's Romain Wattel (65) were tied for second at 8 under, and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington (67) was 6 under.

The loss of McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, was a blow to event organizers. He followed his opening 74 with a 69 to miss the cut for the second straight year in the national open.

McIlroy had a double bogey on par-5 fourth after his tee shot clipped a tree and ricocheted out of bounds and over the fence into the adjoining Fota Island Wildlife Park.

''I'll be back next year and try and do better,'' McIlroy said.

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