29 Jun 2013

McIlroy joins Cambo in missing cut

7:00 am on 29 June 2013

Rory McIlroy's hopes of picking up much-needed form before the British Open next month ended in more disappointment when he missed the cut in the Irish Open.

The world number two improved his two-over par first round score to card a level par 72 but that was not good enough to keep him in the tournament at Carton House, County Kildare.

The 24-year-old Northern Irishman was 11 shots off the lead, held jointly by American Peter Uihlein and England's Robert Rock on nine under.

Wellington's Michael Campbell shot a second straight three over 75 to miss the cut on six over.