Albuquerque Journal

Leishman maintains advantage at BMW


LAKE FOREST, Ill. — 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 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. Leishman was at 19-under 194.

LPGA: In Evian-Les-Bains, France, 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.


In Victoria, British Columbia, 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.

WEB.COM: In Boise, Idaho, 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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