Columbia native Dustin Johnson moves into 2nd place in British Open

AP National WriterJuly 18, 2014 

— Irmo's Dustin Johnson shot a seven-under-par 65 Friday to move into second place in the British Open behind Rory McIlroy.

Johnson, a Coastal Carolina star, shot a one-under-par 71 in Thursday's first round at Royal Liverpool.

McIlroy has shot his second straight 6-under 66 at the Open, giving him a commanding lead heading to the weekend.

Shaking off the second-round doldrums that marred his year, McIlroy closed with three birdies in his final four holes Friday to push his 36-hole score to 12-under 132.

McIlroy made his first bogey of the tournament at the first hole, but that was his only major miscue. He birdied seven of the next 17 holes to take a four-shot advantage over Johnson to the weekend.

Johnson had the best round of the tournament with a 65 for a 136 total. Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Francesco Molinari and Ryan Moore are at 138.

Tiger Woods barely made the cut after shooting a 77.

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