Date: August 31, 2014
Author: Martin Blake /

Day soars to top

n Day has taken a share of the lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship and set himself up with a chance of winning the rich Fedex Cup after a second-round 68 at TPC Boston today.

Day, who finished tied-second in The Barclays in New York last week after leading into the final round, once again found himself at the top of the leaderboard after a dazzling front nine 31 today, with five birdies. The Queenslander led by two shots from first-round leader Ryan Palmer of the United States, but he gave back shots with three bogeys, his first of the week, and one birdie on the back nine.

Day and Palmer will go into the final two rounds at eight-under par. The Australian is now projected to go to the top of the Fedex Cup rankings at the end of the week.

Of the other Australians, Geoff Ogilvy has given himself a chance of making the BMW Championship in Colorado next week with two good rounds. John Senden is at -2 in a tie for 25th, Adam Scott and Ogilvy are tied-33rd, Matt Jones tied-63rd, Steven Bowditch and Marc Leishman tied-70th.

Stuart Appleby missed the cut.