Leishman leads at BMW Championship
Marc Leishman finished 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 BMWChampionship.
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 andDay 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. Soccer ATLANTA, ORLANDO CITY DRAW IN FRONT OF MLS
RECORDCROWD » Infront of the largest crowd to attend a stand-alone MLS match, Josef Martinez had his second hat trick in a row and his third of the season to help Atlanta United hold on for a 3-3 drawagainstOrlando City on Saturday.
Atlanta United (12-8-7) set the record with 70,425 on hand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The previous record was held by the Los Angeles Galaxy for the
69,255 who attended their first-ever match at the Rose Bowl in 1996. The United’s stadium opened last month.
Martinez scored in the 36th, 55th and 69th minutes, each time tying the score after an Orlando City goal. Dom Dwyer had a pair of first-half goals and Cyle Larin made it 3-2 in the 58th minute for Orlando (9-12-8). NASCAR ALLGAIER WINS AT CHI
CAGOLAND » Justin Allgaier threw a victory bash in front of his home-state fans.
Allgaier pulled away off the final restart and won the NASCAR X fin i ty Series race Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
All gaier,f rom nearby River ton, won for the second time this season in NASCAR’s second-tier series. JR Motorsports had a banner day with All gaier’ sw in and the official coronation of Elliott Sadler’s regular-season championship.
“This is a race track I’ve loved dearly for a number of years,” Allgaier said. “The whole connection of being from Illinois and getting to go to victory lane was incredible.”
William Byron and Michael Annett give JR Motorsports four drivers in the Xfinity Series playoffs. Byron, who will replace Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 car next year at Hendrick Motorsports, enters the postseason as the points leader.