Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Jason Day surges into the lead at BMW Championship

Jason Day surges into the lead at BMW Championship

Former world number one Day, seeking his first victory in more than a year, carded a six-under 65, benefiting from what he called a "lucky" hole-in-one at the par-three 17th - where his tee shot hit in front of the green, bounced and rolled in.

After making an eagle Friday on the 585-yard 14 hole, Day is at 11-under par, one clear of Marc Leishman. He hit an eagle on that hole and made par on the next two before writing a 1 on his scorecard on No. 17. "That's why earlier I said I'm going to donate that vehicle back to help another student because I am in a fortunate position and being able to not only impact one person but be able to impact another person's life, to be able to get them to go through college as well is huge".

To mark his ace BMW awarded United States dollars 100,000 to the Evans Scholars Foundation and then Day made a decision to give the auto he won to the Evans Scholars, which will yield another full, four-year scholarship for another student. Jason Day, Charley Hoffman and Jamie Lovemark were tied for second.

"The ultimate goal is to win this week", Day said.

Leishman, who goes into the weekend with a three-shot lead over Day and Fowler, told the PGA website: 'The game's feeling really good.

"I know we have two days left so I can't really get too far ahead of myself". Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.

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American Patrick Cantlay is solo fourth at 10-under after a 65, while Italy's Francesco Molinari sits alone in fifth place at nine-under following his 65.

Jordan Spieth, No. 1 in the FedExCup Playoffs, managed a 70 and joined Mickelson in the group at 135. He shot 69 and was at 7-under 135, in a tie for 12th.

It's easy to overlook Leishman because the Australian has only two PGA Tour victories, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this year.

The popular Northern Ireland golfer, now world No 6, will be looking for his first victory in the prestigious European Tour event, having finished runner-up in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Leishman came into the BMW Championship ranked seventh in the FedEx Cup standings after finishing third at the Dell Technologies Championship. Leishman now is No. 7 in the FedEx Cup and simply trying to win to get into the top five heading to the Tour Championship.

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