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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.

Daniel Hillier plays his second shot on the 18th hole during two day of the Scottish Open.