Jason Day close to lead at AT&T Byron Nelson

Jason Day close to lead at AT&T Byron Nelson

Starting the day nine strokes behind 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak, the 2010 Nelson champion opened with a birdie on No. 1 and then rattled off five consecutive birdies on Nos.

"You go out there and try to make more birdies and hope the other guys are not making as many birdies as you are". Hahn surged to the top of the leaderboard with his second bogey-free 64 of the week, and Horschel seized a spot in Sunday's 12:45 p.m. final pairing with Hahn by posting birdies on the final three holes. You definitely have to keep it in play. "I made a lot of good shots and rolled the putter pretty nicely".

That means any frontrunner that controls his driver in Sunday's final round is capable of mounting a meaningful charge.

Hahn has a slim lead over a crowded leaderboard that also includes Australia's Jason Day. Winless on the LPGA Tour, she chipped in for her birdie on 17. "You know, once you start counting up your strokes in the middle of the round it's kind of when things go haywire".

The 31-year-old fired a best of the day 62 on Friday, carding eight birdies and no bogeys to reach 12-under and will now head into the weekend with a five shot lead.

Day was far from alone in turning up the heat on moving day at the Nelson.

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Fellow American Billy Horschel was second on 199 after a 66 that included birdies on his last three holes.

Defending champion Garcia shot 29 on the back nine Saturday, the same score he posted on the front nine in the opening round when he won in 2016.

Reigning champion and recent Masters victor Sergio Garcia is also 10 shots back after a superb round of 65, recovering from what was a poor first round.

"I wanted to shoot at least 5 under and see what happened with the guys on top of this lead", said Garcia, who is bidding to join four-time victor Tom Watson and three-time champion Sam Snead as the only players to win this event three or more times. And the Nelson course, as of Saturday, played nearly three strokes per golfer easier than it did in Thursday's windy conditions. "Get a little momentum and confidence and made a great par save on 14 that kept my round going and was able to finish with three good ones". "There's a lot of birdies to be had out there and I've got to put myself in better position off the tee". At one point on Saturday, he shared the lead before dropping off the pace with his only bogey of the day, at the par-4 14th. They are reigning Masters champion and 2004 and 2016 Nelson victor Sergio Garcia, and 2012 Nelson champ Jason Dufner.

Funk, 60, seeking his first PGA Tour Champions individual title since 2012, had a one-stroke lead over Scott Parel in the first of the 50-and-over circuit's five majors.

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