Day, Palmer share PGA top spot

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NORTON, US: Australia’s Jason Day fired a three-under par 68 to match American Ryan Palmer for the lead after Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) second round of the US PGA Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Day and Palmer, who fired a par 71, stood on eight-under par 134 after 36 holes with Americans Matt Kuchar and Billy Horschel on 135 and Americans Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Russell Henley and Keegan Bradley on 136.

Only the 70 points leaders after this week’s second event of the US tour’s season-ending playoffs with advance to next week’s BMW Championship in Denver, which will decide the 30 qualifiers for the Tour Championship in two weeks.

“It’s not playing easy,” Day said. “I made it look easy on the front nine, rolled in a lot of good birdie chances.

“On the back nine I just made a few errors. I got off to a cracking start and came home a little rough. But I’m confident heading into tomorrow.”

Day seeks his first PGA victory after sharing or leading after 36 holes.                   AFP

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