Barclays Golf 2016: Friday Leaderboard Scores and Highlights

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Published: August 26, 2016

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With two rounds of the Barclays in the books at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York, Patrick Reed holds the 36-hole lead after posting a three-under 68 on Friday to bring his overall score to eight under par.

Reed has a two-stroke lead over a pair of golfers, Emiliano Grillo and Rickie Folwer.

Here is how the leaderboard is shaping up for Saturday's third round:



Reed shot out to a brilliant start Friday, reeling off four birdies on his first seven holes to quickly drop his overall score to nine under. 

He slowed down and collected a trio of bogeys on Nos. 8, 16 and 18 to hinder his day, although he did manage to birdie Nos. 13 and 17 to limit the damage.

The PGA Tour showed one of his finest shots of the day, a tee shot on No. 17 that helped him get back on track:



However, his two-stroke lead could have been a five-stroke lead had he kept his round clean.

Both Grillo and Fowler posted two-unders Friday to sink their respective scores to six under for the tournament.

Fowler managed to keep his scorecard clean in Round 2 but could muster only a pair of birdies on Nos. 2 and 7 to hop up just one spot on the leaderboard. 

Even when Bethpage's black course hit the hardest, though, Fowler showed he was able to scramble and avoid scores over par, via the PGA Tour:



Grillo, on the other hand, had to make up for an opening double bogey on No. 10, which he managed to do with three straight birdies from Nos. 12 through 14.

World No. 3 Jordan Spieth hopped up 28 places into a tie for fifth with a four-under in the second round, putting him at four under for the tournament.

Starting on the back nine, Spieth's day began just like Grillo's, with a double bogey on No. 10, immediately creating a tough hill to climb on the difficult course. 

He finally gained a stroke b...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Golf

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