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Rory McIlroy leads in Shanghai by one

Updated: October 27, 2011, 7:38 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Shanghai Masters, the lucrative invitational tournament that isn't sanctioned by any of the major tours.

The 22-year-old star from Northern Ireland had eight birdies -- five on the back nine -- in his bogey-free round on Lake Malaren's Jack Nicklaus-designed Masters course.

"If I can play as solid for the next three days as I did today, I feel as if I'll be very difficult ...

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