McIlory closes in on Shanghai title

Published: 27 October, 2012 03:45 IST | AFP |

World number one Rory McIlroy yesterday set himself up for a weekend assault on the $7 million BMW Masters at Lake Malaren after a second round scintillating 65 took him to 12-under par, two shots behind halfway leader Peter Hanson.

Yesterday, McIlroy had to battle the sound of fireworks, music and piledrivers around the course to get the job done.

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