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Mickelson shoots 64 at Scottish Open; 5 off lead

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By Associated Press

INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump with an 8-under 64 at the Scottish Open on Friday, leaving him five shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and Francesco Molinari.

Noren's second straight round of 66 to move to 12 under alongside Molinari, who couldn't match his blistering 62 on Thursday but managed a 70.

Mickelson charged up the leaderboard in an overcast but largely wind-free round at the Castle Stuart links.

The three-time Masters champion broke par for the first time since May. He had an eagle and six birdies, putting him in a strong position for the weekend.

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