LEISH­MAN EX­TENDS LEAD TO FIVE SHOTS

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

ILL.» Marc Leish­man fin­ished LAKE FOR­EST, with a birdie for a 3-un­der 68 on Satur­day to ex­tend his lead to five shots over Ja­son Day and Rickie Fowler go­ing into the fi­nal round of the BMW Cham­pi­onship.

Leish­man gets an­other chance to win a Fedex Cup play­off event and get one of the top five seeds at the Tour Cham­pi­onship. It’s a much bet­ter op­por­tu­nity than he had two weeks ago at the TPC Bos­ton, when he shared the 54-hole lead with Justin Thomas and Jor­dan Spi­eth was right be­hind.

This time, the af­fa­ble Aus­tralian has a big cush­ion.

Fowler and Day failed to take ad­van­tage of the scor­ing holes on the back nine at Con­way Farms, and both had to set­tle for a 70. Leish­man was at 19-un­der 194.

• Moriya Ju­tanu­garn of Thai­land shot 3-un­der 68 to lead the Evian Cham­pi­onship sec­ond round, and could join her younger sis­ter Ariya in golf’s record book.

Seek­ing to be the first sis­ters to win a ma­jor ti­tle, Moriya’s 9-un­der to­tal left her one shot ahead of Ayako Ue­hara of Ja­pan, who had seven birdies in her round of 66.

The lead­ing group on Sun­day is com­pleted by Kather­ine Kirk of Aus­tralia, who carded a 69 to trail Moriya by two strokes. All three play­ing part­ners will seek their first ma­jor.

• Ki­radech Aphibarn­rat of Thai­land birdied his last hole to card 5un­der 66 and take the lead after the third round of the KLM Open.

Ki­radech birdied four of his first eight holes and went around in reg­u­la­tion pars un­til his fi­nal-hole birdie. His 14-un­der to­tal gave him a oneshot lead over Ro­main Wat­tel of France, who posted a 7-un­der 64 to move to 13 un­der.

• Tyler Dun­can shot a 3-un­der 68 to in­crease his lead to two strokes in the Al­bert­sons Boise Open, the sec­ond of four Web.com Tour Fi­nals events that will de­ter­mine 25 PGA Tour cards.

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