Golf - Leishman stretches lead at BMW Championship

Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 15, 2017 in Lake Forest, Illinois (AFP Photo/ANDY LYONS) (Getty/AFP)

- Marc Leishman fired eight birdies in a seven-under 64 to stretch his lead in the BMW Championship to three strokes over fellow Aussie Jason Day and Rickie Fowler. After his only bogey of the day at the par-three 17th, Leishman birdied the par-five 18th at Conway Farms to complete 36 holes at 16-under par 126. "I'm pretty happy with backing up a 62 with a 64," said Leishman, who started the day with a two stroke lead. Four birdies on each side ensured Leishman finished the day atop the leaderboard despite the strong performances of Day and Fowler. "You still have to earn every birdie. I think when you do get ahead of yourself, that's when bad stuff can happen," added Leishman.