US Open: Justin Rose leads, Koepka in the race, McIlroy among the late starters

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Justin Rose finished a solid second round with five consecutive pars

Justin Rose from England put the clubhouse ahead by kicking a one-under 70 in round two on Pebble Beach.

Overnight leader Rose, the winner in 2013, had three birdies and two bogeys and leads two out of seven.

American Brooks Koepka, who chases a third consecutive US Open title, cards a 69 to finish on four under, while Tiger Woods bogeyed his last two holes to fall back to level par.

Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland is one of the later starters.

The 2011 US Open champion shot a three-under-68 on the first day.

American Aaron Wise closed his round with consecutive birdies to place a level-par 71 as Rose & # 39; s closest challenger to five under.

South African Fellow Americans Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele and Louis Oosthuizen all start their second rounds at five under par.

Despite making five birdies, Ian Poulter from England, it seems out that he misses the cut for the third time in his last five majors after finishing in four par.

The 43-year-old hopes of making the weekend were torpedoed by a four-fold bogey eight on the third hole .

More to follow.

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