Johnson three faultless as world number one Rose mist beaten

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Dustin Johnson hit a 68-point on Thursday and followed with a 61 to go to 11 underSaudi International, second-round leaderboard-11 D Johnson (USA); -8 Z Lombard (SA), L Haotong (Chi); -7 F Zanotti (Par), S Hand (Aus); -6 A Levy (Fra), R Sterne (SA), R Fox (NZ), C Paisley (Eng) Other selected: -5 I Poulter (Eng); -4 L Johnston (Sco); -3 T Pieters (Bel), B Dredge (Wal), R Fisher (Eng), T Lewis (Eng), P Dunne (Ire); -2 M Jordan, M Southgate, S Horsfield, R Rock (Eng); +2 J Rose (Eng); +4 L Westwood (Eng) Full leaderboard

World number one Justin Rose missed the cut at Saudi International, while American Dustin Johnson produced a 61 – the lowest lap of his career – to retain a lead of three shots after three days

Rose followed his opening round 70 with a two-over 72 and missed the cut only for the second time in 36 events.

World number three Johnson set a new course record with an eagle and seven birds in his bogey-free 61.

South African Zander Lombard is tied for second place with China & # 39; s Li Haotong.

Chris Paisley from England is sixth on six under, five shots behind Johnson, with Ian Poulter a shot further back on five below.

Day one leader Thomas Pieters of Belgium had a day to forget when he followed his 63 on Thursday with forty-four on Friday to drop to tie 18.

"The mistakes I made made were due to trying to chase the cut and that it would not happen if I had pressed the first day a little better, "Rose said.

"I actually played very well on the first day, but today I did not feel so good, but the mistakes were more because I was behind the eight ball to enter the tournament."

Johnson, the 2016 US Open champion, said: "I only tried to keep my score lower and lower.

" It was really good, of course you always have fun if you play well, but I have a lot of the same things I did yesterday. little better today. "

The Saudi International has attracted a field of top class, despite critical research into the country's reputation in the field of human rights.

Johnson started his round on the 10th hole and produced an eagle on the fourth and birdies on the 10th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 2nd, 6th and 7th holes

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