Published Friday, 25 October 2013
Rory McIlroy, pictured during his second round in Shanghai. (© Getty)
McIlroy ended up with three bogeys countering his three birdies carded during his second round at the Lake Malaren course.
He ended on a score of 72, to sit one under par.
McDowell, who picked up an eagle during his first round, could only manage two birdies during his second outing - but also added four bogeys to his card, to end on a 74 and level par.
He also now sits €425,573 behind Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson, who struggled to a 74 to end up on two over.
American Luke Guthrie remains the man to catch, extending his lead over the pack to four shots.
His second round leaves him eight under par, followed by a host of contenders - England's Simon Dyson and Paul Casey, Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee, Scotland's Craig Lee and Scott Jamieson and Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez - all on four under.
"I think anything in the red today was a good score," Guthrie said.
"The winds were back up, it was a little cooler and I forgot my sweater so I was a little cold out there.
"I played solid again, made a few more bogeys which was disappointing, and hit a few poor shots - but hung in there and posted something in the red."
He added: "It's only halfway - there is so much more golf to go."
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