Leish­man leads at BMW Cham­pi­onship

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - SPORTS -

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.

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