NORTON, Mass. — Marc Leishman, a rookie from Australia who came into this week at 93rd on the FedEx Cup points list, needed a big week at the Deutsche Bank Championship if he was to crack the 70-man field for next week's BMW Championship.
So far, so good.
After carding a ho-hum 70 in round one, Leishman ran up seven birdies and an eagle for a 9-under 62 in the second round Saturday, vaulting to a tie for third place at 10-under, tied with Retief Goosen (67 Saturday) and two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk (67) and Sean O'Hair (64).
"I hit the ball really well," said Leishman, who carded a 29 on his first nine, the back nine at TPC Boston. "It was great getting out there really early on the smooth greens and no wind, so it was low scoring conditions, and I made the most of it, which was nice to do for a change."
Leishman's round was one off the course record, held by Vijay Singh and Mike Weir.