Live blog: Jason Day near top of BMW leaderboard thanks to hole-in-one

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Live blog: Jason Day near top of BMW leaderboard thanks to hole-in-one

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Live blog: Jason Day near top of BMW leaderboard thanks to hole-in-one

The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this week as the PGA Tour makes its third of four stops in this season-ending series at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

Here’s a recap of Friday’s Round 2.

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6:30 p.m.: A birdie finish for Leishman at 18 gives him a 3-shot lead over Fowler and Day entering Saturday’s Round 3. Should be one heck of a weekend in Illinois.

5:30 p.m.: Leishman holding strong at 14 under to maintain his one-shot lead. All other current contenders are done for the day, so it’s basically just about what Leishman can do over these last four holes.

5 p.m.: Marc Leishman is now the outright leader at 14 under after a birdie at No. 13. Still has two par-5s to play on the back nine and could definitely use a couple more birdies on the card to build on the lead with Day and Fowler right behind him.

4:35 p.m.: Chez Reavie going low today, he’s 5 under through 15. Currently tied with Hudson Swafford, who shot 66 today, Gary Woodland and Jamie Lovemark at 8 under overall. Still a three-way tie with Day, Fowler and Leishman, but Leishman has a chance to take the outright lead with a birdie or two on the back nine.

4:15 p.m.: Rickie Fowler is in with a 7-under 64. That makes it a three-way tie at the top with Fowler, Jason Day and Marc Leishman, who is through 10, all at 13 under. Patrick Cantlay holding strong in 4th at 10 under and Francesco Molinari is in 5th at 9 under after a second-round 65.

3:45 p.m.: It’s raining birdies out there. Marc Leishman just carded back-to-back birdies to move into a tie for second alongside Rickie Fowler at 12 under. They’re both one off leader Jason Day, who’s already in with a second-round 65. Patrick Cantlay alone in 4th at 10-under. Don’t go anywhere, folks.

3:25 p.m.: Check out the video of Jason Day’s ace right here. He just made par at 18 to finish with a 6-under 65 in Round 2 and now holds a 1-shot lead at 13 under over Rickie Fowler, who just went birdie-birdie-eagle to move to 12 under. Prettaaaaaaay prettaaaaaay good golf going on right now.

3:00 p.m.: ACE ALERT!!!!! Jason Day just aced No. 17 and now has a three-shot lead at 13 under through 17. He can match his opening-round 64 with a birdie at the par-5 18th. Guess having a friend on the bag has paid dividends this week.

2:20 p.m.: Jason Day isn’t going anywhere, folks. Just eagled the par-5 14th with a 28-foot putt to move into the outright lead at 11 under. Another great round going and a chance to snag his first win of the season.

2:02 p.m.: That didn’t take long. Leishman just made birdie at No. 1 to reclaim the outright lead at 10 under. He’s got a chance to put some serious distance between himself and the field after 36 holes considering everyone within three shots has already made the turn today.

1:50 p.m.: Now a three-way tie for the lead with Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay and Marc Leishman at 9 under. Pretty easy to root for Cantlay if you know his story, and he’s been playing consistently well over the past several months. Putting another round together today through 15.

1:35 p.m.: Jason Day leads outright at 10 under after a birdie at the par-4 10th. Patrick Cantlay is back to 9 under and one off the lead. He’s T-2 alongside Marc Leishman, who tees off in a few minutes.

1:05 p.m.: Jason Day is now a co-leader at 9 under after birdieing Nos. 6, 7 and 9 to go out in 2-under 33.

Cantlay has fallen one behind after a bogey at 12.

12:22 p.m.: Cantlay birdied No. 8, too, to tie the lead at 9 under! He actually missed an 8-footer for birdie at the ninth. Otherwise, he would’ve gone out in 29 and had the solo lead!

Cantlay is still in great position, though, tied at the top.

11:50 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay is on fire!

Birdies at Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 7 move him to 8 under and he’s just one back of leader Marc Leishman now!

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