GOLF: Graeme McDowell going well at Italian Open

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell is close to the lead after his second round 66 at the Italian Open on Friday.

Back to back rounds of five-under par have left the 2010 US Open winner one shot behind early leader Matin Kaymer, Gmac is alongside Danny Willett, Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera-Bello and home favourite Francesco Molinari.

The Portrush man’s second round was bogey-free, picking up shots at the first, ninth and then three in a four hole stretch in the middle of the back nine.