HONG KONG – Michael Campbell led a host of 40-somethings atop the leaderboard at a Hong Kong Open that lost defending champion Rory McIlroy when he failed to make the cut on Friday.
The 43-year-old Campbell holed a 10-foot birdie at the last for a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-stroke lead at 9 under on the Fanling course at Hong Kong Golf Club. McIlroy shot a 72 to finish at 5 over after two rounds.
Four other over-40s were right behind Campbell. Miguel Angel Jimenez, 48, shot a 67 to share second with 47-year-old Zhang Lian-wei (66) and 40-year-old Fredrik Andersson Hed (66).
And 42-year-old Anders Hansen matched Campbell's 64 to sit fifth on 7 under.