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Flying finish hands Scottie Scheffler a share of Arnold Palmer Invitational lead

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler and major champions Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama are among the leaders heading into the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Scheffler fired a five-under 67 to join a six-way tie for the top spot in Orlando, narrowly missing a lengthy putt on the 18th green which would have given him the outright lead.

It was a superb finish all the same, however, as Scheffler was still was level par after a bogey on the 11th hole, but an eagle at the par-five 12th and a hat-trick of birdies starting from the 15th vaulted him into contention.

"I think I just did a great job of staying patient, and just a great finish," he said.

"There's a lot of names up at the top of the leaderboard right now. It's pretty stacked going into the weekend. I'm proud of how I finished today to give myself a good chance."

Lowry birdied the 18th hole to sign for a one-under-par 71. The Irishman, who had led by a shot after posting a 66 on Thursday, picked up five birdies in total but dropped four shots in his second round.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is six shots back after posting a two-under 70.

But England's Tommy Fleetwood missed the cut after a wretched day. He found water three times on the par-five sixth for a quintuple-bogey 10, and ended his round eight over par.

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