Munoz ahead by 3
Sebastian Munoz shot a 3-under 67 Friday to lead Ben Martin and Hudson Swafford by three strokes after the second round of The Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Munoz continued his solid play after an opening-round 61. He heads into the weekend at 12-under 128. Martin shot 67 and Swafford had a 66. Davis Love III, seeking to become the oldest-ever winner on the PGA Tour at age 53, shot 69 and is at 8 under, along with defending champion Danny Lee and Russell Henley. Henley tied the day’s best round with a 64. David Lingmerth (Arkansas Razorbacks) shot 74 and is 2 under going into the weekend. Tag Ridings (Razorbacks), Bryce Molder (Conway) and John Daly (Dardanelle, Razorbacks) did not make the cut.
Kirk out front
Katherine Kirk’s 9-under 63 was the best round of the day Friday at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Oneida, Wis., when play ended about 3:45 p.m. because of lightning. Kirk was three strokes ahead of Jaye Marie Green, who had a 66. Tied for third were Ashleigh Buhai (66), Moriya Jutanugarn (68) and Ilhee Lee (68). Emily Tubert (Arkansas Razorbacks) did not make the cut.
McIlroy misses cut
Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Irish Open for the fourth time in five years, leading the four-time major winner to express concerns on Friday about parts of his game ahead of the British Open. McIlroy shot 1-over 73 in his second round over the links at Portstewart, Northern Ireland, and was 1 over for the tournament, which he is hosting to benefit his foundation. He was four strokes below the cut mark and 14 strokes off the joint leaders, Benjamin Hebert and Daniel Im. Jon Rahm, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 67 to be alone in third place, a stroke off the lead held by the pair that also topped the leaderboard after the first round. Hebert and Im both shot 67 in their second rounds. The No.2-ranked Hideki Matsuyama shot 68 and was five shots back. Pep Angles (Central Arkansas) did not make the cut.