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Bryson DeChambeau has second-round 60, takes lead in BMW Championship

Bryson DeChambeau has second-round 60, takes lead in BMW Championship
Bryson DeChambeau, shown Aug. 19 at the Northern Trust, has a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay in the second round of the BMW Championship. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Bryson DeChambeau shot a career-best 60 in the second round of the BMW Championship on Friday, giving him a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm before play was suspended at Caves Valley Golf Club in Baltimore.

DeChambeau needed two birdies on his final two holes to tie the PGA Tour record of 58. He missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, then missed a 6-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 to lose his bid for the 13th sub-60 round in Tour history.

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"A lot of putts went in. A lot of things went right," DeChambeau said. "I played my butt off and never thought too much about anything until the last few holes, and I striped a 9-iron on 17, striped a drive, striped a wedge on 18. And just wasn't able to clutch those putts up."

Rahm, the top-ranked player in the world, had a bogey-free 64 through 15 holes Friday and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on hole No. 16 when play was halted due to darkness -- caused by thunderstorms earlier in the day. Cantlay finished his second round with 10 birdies and one bogey for a 9-under 63.

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Sungjae Im (65) and Sergio Garcia (67) were tied for fourth at 12-under par through 36 holes. Hudson Swafford and Sam Burns, who was 3-under par through 17 holes, were at 11-under par and tied for sixth.

The second round of the BMW Championship -- the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs -- will be completed Saturday morning, and players will be grouped in threes for the third round that same day.

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