FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: Rory McIlroy Atop Leaderboard After Round 2

Rory McIlroy shot 5-under Friday to take the lead at the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic at 7-under overall. McIlroy was 3-under after just three holes, making eagle on the par 5 hole No. 3. He closed out the day with three birdies in his final five holes after recording back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13.

Three players are tied for second place just one stroke back from McIlroy. J.B. Holmes moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard after shooting 6-under on the day to finish at 6-under overall. He was poised to potentially take the lead after shooting 6-under on the front nine, but cooled on the back nine with a birdie and a bogey on 15 and 16, respectively. Jeff Maggert (1-under Saturday) and Kevin Stadler (5-under) join Holmes just off the lead.

John Merrick led the tournament along with Maggert at 4-under after Day 1 on Thursday. Merrick shot just 1-under Friday to drop into a fifth-place tie with Chad Campbell and Kevin Kisner, two shots off the lead. Kisner was another big mover on the day, shooting 4-under to jump 13 spots on the leaderboard.

For a complete leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

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