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Mikko Ilonen shoots record 64 at Irish

Updated: June 19, 2014, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

CORK, Ireland -- Mikko Ilonen of Finland carded a course-record 7-under-par 64 while crowd favorite Rory McIlroy finished 10 shots behind in the first round of the Irish Open on Thursday.

Ilonen birdied five of his closing seven holes in superb scoring conditions to end the day with a two-shot lead on the Fota Island course.

Ilonen had just 26 putts on the occasion of his 300th European Tour event. It added up to a record on a course made over since the last Irish Open at Fota Island ...

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