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Masters leaderboard Friday: Rory McIlroy, K. J. Choi, and Geoff Oglivy

The Masters leaderboard on Friday afternoon has Rory McIlroy still out in front, followed by K.J. Choi and former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy. Former Masters champ Fred Couples is lurking in the wings, as well.

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Masters Leaderboard Leader: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland sinks a birdie putt on the ninth green during second round play in the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8.

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As of Friday afternoon, Masters first round co-leader Rory McIlroy was still atop the leaderboard. The Northern Irishman made the turn at 10 under par.

K.J. Choi of South Korea shot a two-under 70 to finish the second round at seven under par.

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Australia's Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open champion, fired a three-under 69 Friday and finds himself four shots back at six under for the tournament.

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First round co-leader Alvaro Quiros stumbled a bit on Friday, recording a one-over 73. The Spaniard stands at six under through two rounds.

Then, there's a group of three golfers tied for fifth at five under par. They include former Masters champ Fred Couples, who shot a four-under par 68.

Other notables include defending Masters champ Phil Mickelson, who shot an even-par 72 Friday and remains at two under. Tiger Woods is still on the course and is at two under par after nine holes in his second round.

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