Ace high­light’s Day’s day

The Prince George Citizen - - SPORTS -

LAKE FOR­EST, Ill. — Ja­son Day made his first hole-in-one in nine years, shot a 6-un­der 65 and goes into the week­end at the BMW Cham­pi­onship with a chance to end 16 months with­out a vic­tory.

It was a big day for more than just the 29-year-old Aus­tralian on Friday.

By be­com­ing the first player to make an ace at Con­way Farms this week, BMW con­trib­uted $100,000 to the Evans Schol­ars Foun­da­tion that will pay for a four-year tuition. Day also won a car and, not long af­ter sign­ing his card, he de­cided to do­nate that to the foun­da­tion to pay for an­other full schol­ar­ship.

Day said it didn’t mat­ter that he has a spon­sor­ship deal with Lexus and re­ally didn’t need an­other car.

“I’m in a for­tu­nate po­si­tion, be­ing able to not only im­pact one per­son but be able to im­pact an­other per­son’s life,” Day said. It was a feel-good mo­ment in char­ity, and on the score­card. Day be­gan the year at No. 1 in the world with a goal of stay­ing there all the way through De­cem­ber. In­stead, he gave up the top rank­ing to Dustin John­son within two months and has slipped all the way to No. 9.

He goes into the week­end in the fi­nal group with fel­low Aus­tralian Marc Leish­man, who had a three-shot lead.

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