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Viktor Hovland Leads by Two Midway Through the Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Viktor Hovland leads the field at nine under par after day two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hovland passed Rory McIlroy, who remains at seven under par after today’s round, tied with Tyrrell Hatton and Talor Gooch.

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy got off to a rough start, landing in a bunker with his first shot of day two. He ended up carding a par 72, which was a disappointment after finishing seven under par yesterday. Hovland was six under par today, which was two strokes better than any other golfer this round. Floridian and Gator alumnus, Billy Horschel, is in fifth place, at six under par.

Billy Horschel

Golfers will continue their pursuit of the red cardigan and $2.16 million, as day three of the tournament begins Saturday, March 5th at Orlando’s legendary Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Tickets are available online for those who would like to watch the action live, though the tournament will also be televised.

Stay tuned to Florida National News for coverage of the tournament which runs through Sunday. For more pictures from today’s round, visit https://www.facebook.com/100063761910614/posts/350348593767202/. Be sure to like our page for more updates.

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