Summerhays takes three-shot Memorial lead as Dufner falters

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Jason Dufner holed out from the fairway for an eagle en route to a second straight 65 that gave him a five-shot lead with a record-setting 36-hole total at the Memorial on Friday.

Day, who has yet to crack the top 25 at the club where he holds a membership, made bogeys on both par 5s on the back nine and was headed for a big score until he birdied his last two holes for a 75.

Chasing his first PGA Tour victory, unheralded American Daniel Summerhays carded a 68 to soar to 13 under, pouncing on spectacular collapse from overnight leader Jason Dufner (77).

Dufner compounded his misery by driving into a water hazard at the last for a closing bogey, finishing the day tied for third at nine-under with compatriots Bubba Watson (68) and Justin Thomas (69). That's the one thing about today I'm kind of disappointed about, I didn't put the ball off the tee where I needed to.

World No 1 Dustin Johnson, two weeks away from his US Open title defence at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, missed the cut, following up his opening 78 with a 2-over 74.

Other Australians to make the weekend included Matt Griffin (71, two over) and rookie Curtis Luck (70, three over).

Birdies in three of his final five holes saw Dufner move to 14 under and beat the previous halfway best at the tournament by a shot. He ended his back nine with a pair of bogeys, then finished in style with four birdies over his last five holes. "I had so many good looks at birdie".

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Dufner also came to 18 with a chance at 64 before carding his only bogey of the day. "He wobbled from the get-go, squaring four straight bogeys on holes 2-5, three on failed scrambles and a 3-putt at the fifth from 12'10", before getting on the board with birdie-4 at seven from 5'0". "Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there's a double bogey somewhere in there".

"I caught some breaks when I missed the fairway and still had some fairly good opportunities from the rough", Lingmerth said.

The four-time victor on the PGA Tour threatened to run away with the tournament after breaking the event's 36-hole record at Muirfield Village on Friday but he faded dramatically, holing six bogeys and a double-bogey.

The 33-year-old Leishman, who leads the Memorial field in driving accuracy, said his career-best form off the tee fills him with confidence before the US Open.

MALMO, Sweden - Wales' Jamie Donaldson shot his second consecutive 4-under 69 to take a two-stroke lead in the Nordea Masters.

Lydia Ko will relinquish her world No. 1 ranking Sunday, ending an 84-week reign at the top of women's golf. Neither has won on the tour. I have been playing quite nicely recently, but just not quite putting it all together. He has missed the cut three times. Kim won the Reignwood LPGA Classic late previous year in China for her fourth tour title.

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