Day takes a baby step with a big round at BMW Championship

Lynette Rowe
September 17, 2017

Day made a hole-in-one at the par-three 17th and Fowler carded a pair of eagles to stay in contention on 13 under.

"The Alfred Dunhill Links is a great, late season event and I really enjoy the format".

That ace carried Day to a 65, putting him in the last group on the weekend with Leishman.

"We definitely, to be out here on Tour we give back a lot and BMW be able to give back as well to a student being able to go through college is huge", Day said, according to "I think when you do get ahead of yourself, that's when bad stuff can happen". "That's why earlier I said I'm going to donate that auto 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".

For Day - who won the event by six shots in 2015 - his hole-in-one came moments after he produced a chip-in eagle at the par-5 14th. American Patrick Cantlay was alone in fourth after a 65 for 132.

To mark his ace BMW awarded Dollars 100,000 to the Evans Scholars Foundation and then Day chose to give the auto he won to the Evans Scholars, which will yield another full, four-year scholarship for another student.

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Fowler also finished strong, with three birdies and an eagle from the 13th through 17th of a 64 for 129.

Leishman already has 18 birdies in 36 holes at Conway Farms, where the scoring average was a shade under 69 through two rounds. Defending champion: Dustin Johnson. Second-placed Thomas also carded 70 to fall 11 strokes behind.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman captured the FedEx Cup title last year - and its $10 million bonus jackpot - but is now projected to finish 60th unless he makes a big move over the final two round, estimating he needed "a couple of 65s" to make any impact.

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

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.

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