Harrington still in the hunt at the Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy also made the cut

Harrington still in the hunt at the Travelers Championship

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Ireland's Padraig Harrington remains in contention at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

The Dubliner posted a second round 69 to remain three shots behind overnight leader Jordan Spieth.

It was a solid round from the three-time major winner who navigated the windy conditions expertly.

McIlroy endured a tougher evening as he struggled to follow up his first round of 67 with a 73 - to make the cut by one shot.

He was in position on the fairway on the 18th for a par - only for his right foot to slip on the greasy surface and he duffed his second shot.

He eventually posted a bogie to leave him with a nervy wait until the cut-line was confirmed at even-par.

Jordan Spieth leads the way on eight-under - one ahead of Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed. 

Jason Day missed his second consecutive cut after he carded a second round 70 to leave him on two-over for the tournament.