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Lingmerth leads, Spieth challenges at PGA Championship

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, August 14 2015 Aug 14, 2015 August 14, 2015 5:03 PM August 14, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

SHEBOYGAN, WI - David Lingmerth has the lead at the PGA Championship but Jordan Spieth is right on his heels.

Lingmerth overcame a stretch of 4-over par in three holes to shoot a 2-under 70.  A 35-foot putt on the 18th hole got the Swede to 7-under par for the tournament.

Spieth shot up the leaderboard with a 5-under 67 that left him just a shot off the pace. The reigning Masters and U.S. Open champ is trying to become the first golfer to sweep all three majors on U.S. soil in the same year.

Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones are on the course at 7-under along with Russell Henley. 

First round leader Dustin Johnson is even through six holes, leaving him at 6 under par.

Japan Golf Tour veteran Hiroshi Iwata shot a 63, matching the lowest single-round score in a major.  That got the 34-year old to 4-under.

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