Rory McIlroy said he is “very excited” after shooting a second round 71 to go into the weekend three under par at Augusta. The Northern Irishman made a good start to his round with back-to-back birdies at two and three but followed that up with a double bogey at four and a bogey at the fifth.After bogey at 11, McIlroy birdied three of his final eight holes to put himself in a strong position going into the weekend, five years on from surrendering a commanding lead in the final round at the Masters.Im very excited, its my best position going into the weekend at Augusta for a long time and hopefully I can go out there tomorrow and battle again, he told Sky Sports.I think the conditions are going to be very similar again so hopefully I can play another good round of golf and give myself a great chance on Sunday.McIlroy admitted that he likes to be aware of his position on the leaderboard when he is out on course.I knew what was going on, Im a bit of a leaderboard watcher and I like to know where I stand, at least going into the weekend, he added. McIlroy admitted that he is a bit of a leaderboard watcher I think three under is the best in the clubhouse right now and if no one does anything on the back nine, I want to try and get into that final group.Thats the position Im in at the minute, well see where that finishes at the end of the day but that was my objective over the last few holes and thankfully I played them well.I came off the golf course last night disappointed with the way I finished, Im feeling a lot better after that finish today.Im in a great position going into the weekend, obviously Jordan still has a few holes to play so well see where he finishes up but I like where Im at going into the weekend.Meanwhile, Shane Lowry blamed mental errors for a second round of 76 which dropped him down the leaderboard on a testing second day of the Masters. Shane Lowry shot 76 in the second round It was tough, said Lowry, who was joint second overnight after an opening 68.I didnt do myself any favours with the start I got off to, which was just purely a mental error on the first and second and all of a sudden I have two bogeys on the card.I felt like I fought really hard today and I was really disappointed to bogey the last because if I had been standing here one under I would have been really happy. I am still in a decent spot for the weekend depending on what the leaders do.You have to be mentally strong and tough and I managed to keep my head on quite well today and play some golf. Also See: Day: Conditions very tricky WATCH: McIlroy five years on Kieran Trippier Jersey . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph. Jordan Pickford Jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. http://www.cheapenglandjerseysauthentic.com/ . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Phil Jones Jersey . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. Jamie Vardy Jersey . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen, a first-round pick in this years draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal with Ristolainen, the No. 8 pick, was announced Friday night. Ristolainen was the first of two defencemen selected by the Sabres in the first round. Russian prospect Nikita Zadoroov was taken with the No.dddddddddddd16 choice. Ristolainen, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound Finnish prospect, has been participating at Buffalos development camp and is expected to compete for a roster spot with the Sabres next season. He had three goals, 12 assists, and 32 penalty minutes in 52 games with Finlands TPS this past season. Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From ChinaNike NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys StoreWholesale Jerseys ChinaJerseys NFL China ' ' '