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Overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez hit nine shots more on his return to Turnberry today, but his hopes are still alive.

Overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez hit nine shots more on his return to Turnberry today, but contented himself with the knowledge that things could have been far worse.
Jimenez, whose opening 64 matched the lowest opening day score in Open history, looked at one stage today (Friday) as if he might slide totally out of contention – even out of the tournament – when he bogeyed four of the first six holes.
But he played the last seven in two under par for a 73 that put him three-under at the halfway stage of the tournament.
“I’m pleased with the way I finished, but not pleased with the way I started,” said the 45-year-old from Malaga.
Referring to the rain and wind, Jimenez added: “We had a Scottish day and I just told myself to focus and play golf.”
He did not hit a green in regulation until the eighth.

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