Late bogeys hamper leader Reed
Patrick Reed edged into a two-shot lead at The Barclays Championship yesterday morning (Singapore time), firing a three-under 68 to take a slender advantage at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale.
World No. 14 Reed had looked to be on course to take a bigger lead over the chasing pack, but two bogeys in the final three holes jolted his momentum.
The American was left rueing what could be costly dropped shots in the closing stages of a mostly polished round.
"(Those) are my two mental mistakes where I went away from my game plan, (and it) cost me two shots," he said.
"I just need to get back to playing to the game plan. I did it perfectly for 18 holes yesterday."
Reed led Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and American Rickie Fowler by two.
Grillo followed up his opening 67 with a 69, a round that could have looked a lot better had it not been for a bogey on the ninth and a double-bogey on the tenth.
Fowler, meanwhile, fired a bogey-free 69 - with two birdies and 16 pars - putting him on six under for the tournament.
One back was Ryan Moore, who shot a 68 comprising five birdies and two bogeys, following his opening 69.
Australia's world No. 1 Jason Day (70) and Jordan Spieth (71) were among a group of five players tied for fifth on four under. - AFP.