Jaco van Zyl of South Africa, tees off at the first hole during the final round of the French Open Golf tournament at Paris National course in Guyancourt, west of Paris, France, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Michel Euler
October 30, 2015

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) Jaco van Zyl held on to the lead at the Turkish Airlines Open by shooting a 3-under 69 in the second round Friday despite struggling on the back nine.

Van Zyl shot a 61 in the first round and stretched his lead to as many as seven shots during the second round with five birdies on his first 10 holes. But he found the water twice for his first two bogeys of the week, letting English duo Richard Bland and Chris Wood close within two shots of his 14-under total of 130.

Rory McIlroy shot a second straight 67 to sit four shots back in a tie for sixth.

Bland started with nine straight pars before making seven birdies after the turn for a 65, while Wood's 66 included seven birdies and a bogey.

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