Last updated Saturday 15th July 2023.
In-form New Zealand golfer Daniel Hillier has stormed into the top 10 at the Scottish Open after making four birdies during a blemish-free second round at The Renaissance Club.
Coming off his maiden DP World Tour win at the British Masters, Hillier shot a four-under 66 to sit in a seven-way tie for 10th alongside Rickie Fowler and five others at the midway point of the tournament.
Hillier birdied holes three, five, nine and 11 to move to six-under for the tournament, improving 16 places in a star-studded field.
He is four shots behind leader Rory McIlroy, who also carded a four-under 66 to move to 10-under for the tournament.
Fellow Kiwi Ryan Fox is two shots behind Hillier at four under.
Fox made six birdies and three bogeys to card a three-under 67 second round. He is tied for 29th.
Elsewhere, Lydia Ko has moved up to 13th equal at the Dana Open in the United States after carding a three-under 68.
Ko made four birdies and one bogey during the second round. She is four shots behind Annie Park at seven under for the tournament.