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October 25 2013

12:15 AM

Moore cools off in Round 2

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Ryan Moore made three birdies and three bogeys for a second-round 72 at the CIMB Classic on Friday.

By PGATOUR.COM staff

Ryan Moore's 60s streak is over.

Moore failed to break 70 for the first time during the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season on Friday, making birdie on his final hole for an even-par 72 in the second round of the CIMB Classic. The first-round leader finished at 9 under through 36 holes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is still right in the mix to pick up his first PGA TOUR victory since 2012.

"I'm at or near the lead going into the weekend depending obviously on what happened on a couple guys the last few holes," Moore said. "But I'm in a great spot, obviously, enjoying the course and playing well."

Moore, who carded a first-round 63 for his fifth straight round in the 60s to open the season, birdied two of his first three holes before losing momentum in Round 2. He bogeyed Nos. 13, 16 and 5 before rebounding with a birdie 3 on the ninth hole. That was much different than his 10-birdie, one-bogey performance in the first round.

"I was happy with my ball striking," Moore said. "I didn't get it around the hole, but I had my wedges and 9-irons in my hands. I just didn't get it to those 8- to 12-footers. I seemed to be in that 15- to 20-foot range today and just wasn't able to convert them."

MORE: Moore's scorecard

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