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Schauffele in front at BMW by 2 shots while Woods falls back

Xander Schauffele had a 6-under 64 for the lowest 36-hole score of his career

September 07, 2018 - 11:53 am
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By DOUG FERGUSON,  AP Golf Writer

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Xander Schauffele had a 6-under 64 for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship.

Tiger Woods went from a share of the lead to having to catch up again.

Schauffele has gone nearly a year without winning. A victory at Aronimink might even be enough for Jim Furyk to take the 24-year-old from San Diego as the final captain's pick for the Ryder Cup. He was at 13-under 127.

Justin Rose shot 63 and was two shot back in his bid for a third title in Philadelphia. Rose won at Aronimink in 2010 and captured his lone major at nearby Merion in the 2013 U.S. Open.

One day after a 62, Woods shot 70 and was five behind.