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Merritt takes early lead by 2 shots at Memorial

1 year 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, May 31 2019 May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 12:21 PM May 31, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Troy Merritt chipped in for eagle on his way to a 6-under 66 that gave him a two-shot lead over the early starters in the second round of the Memorial.

Merritt was at 9-under 135, two shots ahead of a large group that included Patrick Cantlay, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler.

Also at 9 under was Emiliano Grillo, who had the lead until a bogey on the 17th and a wedge on the 18th that he was trying to get close to save par and wound up making double bogey.

Phil Mickelson started with a triple bogey and matched his worst score at Muirfield Village with a 79 to miss the cut.

Tiger Woods, seven shots behind when he teed off, played in the afternoon.

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