Leish­man in box seat

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BMW Cham­pi­onship leader Marc Leish­man has vowed to atone for his re­cent crush­ing de­feat in Bos­ton as he chases his first wire- to- wire vic­tory on the US PGA Tour.

The 33- year- old Leish­man head­lines an Aus­tralian as­sault on the leader­board, with coun­try­men Ja­son Day and Cameron Smith in the mix at the penul­ti­mate FedEx Cup play- offs event in Chicago.

Fresh off los­ing a two- stroke lead go­ing into the back nine on Sun­day at TPC Bos­ton two weeks ago, Leish­man has steam­rolled through a 70- man field to post a five- shot 54- hole lead at Con­way Farms.

The Vic­to­rian was at 19 un­der par, with world No. 9 Day and Rickie Fowler each card­ing a 70 to share sec­ond at 14 un­der.

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