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Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

Jacobsen leads; Cantlay fades

CROMWELL, Conn. - UCLA star Patrick Cantlay tumbled down the leaderboard a day after shooting the lowest score by an amateur in PGA Tour history, while Fredrik Jacobson had a 7-under 63 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Bryce Molder in the Traveler's Championship. Jacobson closed with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to cap his third straight bogey-free round. The Swede opened with rounds of 65 and 66 and the 63 left him at 16 under at TPC River Highlands. Moulder, who also opened with rounds of 65 and 66, shot a 64. The 19-year-old Cantlay followed his course-record 60 with a 72 to fall five strokes behind Jacobson. Cantlay bogeyed the final two holes.
The 36-year-old Jacobson has three European Tour victories, but he is winless on the PGA Tour. Molder also is looking for his first PGA Tour win. "It obviously takes some good par putts every now and then to keep a round like that going," Jacobson said. "It's nothing in particular I've been focusing on, but it just turned out that way." James Driscoll shot his second consecutive 64 to move into third place at 13 under. CHAMPIONS: Mark Wiebe shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y., taking a two-shot lead over John Huston in a bid for his second straight Champions victory. Huston shot a 70 after starting the day tied with Wiebe at 7 under. Jay Don Blake was another shot back after a 68. Local favorite Joey Sindelar (69), Bobby Wadkins (69), Nick Price (71), and Hal Sutton (70) were tied at 7-under 137. PGA EUROPEAN: Mark Foster shot a 6-under 66 to lead Sergio Garcia and four others by two strokes at the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany. Garcia shot a 64 and joined Robert Coles, Retief Goosen Pablo Larrazabal and George Coetzee in the group behind Foster. Garcia needs to win or finish second to earn a place at The British Open.