Leish­man leads BMW by 5 shots

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It takes a lot to get to get un­der golfer Marc Leish­man’s skin. He tells his wife that even af­ter a par­tic­u­larly bad round, give him 10 min­utes and he’ll be fine.

His last tour­na­ment, when Leish­man lost a two-shot lead on the back nine at the TPC Bos­ton, was an ex­cep­tion.

“That one prob­a­bly took a day,” he said. “It stung a bit.”

Saturday at the PGA Tour’s BMW Cham­pi­onship in Lake For­est, Ill., brought Leish­man on the verge of re­demp­tion.

Leish­man got up-and-down from a tough lie be­hind the 18th green for one last birdie that gave him a 3-un­der-par 68 and ex­tended his lead to five shots over Ja­son Day and Rickie Fowler go­ing into the fi­nal round at Con­way Farms.

Leish­man, at 19-un­der 194, gets an­other chance to win a FedEx Cup play­off event and grab one of the top five seeds at the Tour Cham­pi­onship next week. Fowler and Day each shot 70. “Leish is play­ing spec­tac­u­lar,” Day said. “He’s go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult to beat to­mor­row. I’ve got to come and play re­ally good golf be­cause he’s not mak­ing any mis­takes.”

The top 30 in the FedEx Cup ad­vance to next week’s Tour Cham­pi­onship, where all have a math­e­mat­i­cal chance at the $10 mil­lion bonus. LPGA: Moriya Ju­tanu­garn shot 3-un­der 68 to lead in the Evian Cham­pi­onship af­ter two rounds in Evian-les-Bains, France. Her 9un­der to­tal was one shot ahead of Ayako Ue­hara, who had seven birdies in her round of 66.

Kather­ine Kirk carded a 69 to trail Ju­tanu­garn by two strokes. None of the three has won a ma­jor.

The fifth women’s ma­jor of the sea­son is a 54-hole event af­ter weather-af­fected play Thurs­day was wiped out. PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons: David McKen­zie birdied the fi­nal six even-num­bered holes for a 7-un­der 64 and a share of the lead with Jerry Smith in the Pa­cific Links Bear Moun­tain Cham­pi­onship in Vic­to­ria, Bri­tish Columbia. Jerry Kelly was a stroke back af­ter a 66. Euro­pean Tour: Ki­radech Aphibarn­rat birdied his last hole to card 5-un­der 66 and take the lead af­ter the third round of the KLM Open in Spijk, Nether­lands. His 14-un­der to­tal gave him a one-shot lead over Ro­main Wat­tel.

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