- World No.3 Rory McIlroy extends his lead at the Shanghai Masters
- McIlroy is two-shots clear of Korean Noh Seung-Yul, who shot a round of 63
- 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and American Anthony Kim share third
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy moved closer to claiming the $2 million winner's check at the Shanghai Masters Friday, carding a second round 69 to lead the field by two strokes.
Overnight leader McIlroy was overhauled by Korean Noh Seung-Yul after a double bogey at the ninth, but the world number three recovered to hit four birdies on the final eight holes to finish day two 11-under-par for the tournament.
Noh, 20, carded a stunning nine-under round of 63, which included nine birdies, to move into second place at the Lake Malaren Golf Club, one stroke ahead of 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and American Anthony Kim in third.
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington was tied for fifth on seven-under alongside Kim's compatriot Hunter Mahan, who was one shot behind McIlroy after day one.
Englishman Ian Poulter and Sweden's Robert Karlsson both hit rounds of 69 to sit on six-under.
World No.2 Lee Westwood is level with Europe's victorious 2010 Ryder Cup winning captain Colin Montgomerie, with the duo currently five-under.
The tournament, which is not affiliated to any of golf's professional tours, boasts a total prize fund of $5m.