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Kevin Chappell takes lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

Kevin Chappell finishes strong after a bogey on No. 13 and shoots 7-under 64 to lead the Duetsche Bank Championship.

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Kevin Chappell finishes strong after a bogey on No. 13 and shoots 7-under 64 to lead the Duetsche Bank Championship.

NORTON, Mass. — Kevin Chappell made six birdies and an eagle Saturday, and wound up with the 36-hole lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Nothing brought out more emotion than his only bogey.

Chappell missed the green well to the right on the 13th hole, and with a far right pin, he didn't have much of a shot. He tried to chip the ball up the hill, only it came up short. He tried a flop that didn't quite stay on the green. And all he could think about was last week at Bethpage Black.

Chappell was in reasonable shape late in the second round at the Barclays, the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events, when he finished bogey-double bogey-bogey. Instead of being one shot behind, he dropped four shots in three holes. At TPC Boston on Saturday, he wondered if he was headed down the same road.

Not this time. Chappell holed the 15-foot bogey putt, added two birdies and closed out a 7-under 64 for a one-shot lead.

"I was fighting some internal demons there," he said. "I couldn't help but recall the same situation last Friday. To know that, refer to it and then not let it happen again is huge, and that's why you saw the emotion from me."

He was at 11-under 131, one shot ahead of PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker (64) and Paul Casey (66).

Dustin Johnson was poised to join Chappell in the lead until his long iron on the 18th sailed well right into the trees. He had to take a penalty drop, hit a wedge on to about 45 feet, then three-putted for double bogey. He still shot 66 and was three behind.

Phil Mickelson missed the cut for the second time in a FedEx Cup playoff event, making double bogey on his final hole for 72, which put him at 5 over, six shots off the cut.

First-round leader Ryan Moore shot 70 to drop into a tie for seventh at 7-under 135.

LPGA: Ariya Jutanugarn shot 6-under 66 in the Manulife Classic in Cambridge, Ontario, leaving her two strokes back in her bid to win three straight events for the second time this season.

The second-ranked Jutanugarn was chasing South Koreans Mi Hyang Lee and Hjo Joo Kim at Whistle Bear. Lee also had 66 to top the leaderboard at 14-under 202, and Kim was a stroke back after 68.

Jutanugarn closed with birdie to join Thailand's P.K. Kongkraphan (69) at 12 under.

Marina Alex, the second-round leader after 64, had 73 to drop into a tie for 10th at 9 under.

CHAMPIONS: Defending champion Jeff Maggert shot his second straight 7-under 63 to take a three-stroke lead in the Shaw Charity Classic at Calgary, Alberta. Maggert was at 14-under 126. Carlos Franco (63) was second. First-round leader David Frost shot 72 to fall into a tie for 18th at 6-under 134.

PGA EUROPE: Scott Hend of Australia shot 5-under 65 to lead by one stroke after the third round of the European Masters in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Hend's bogey on the par-4 18th left him at 13-under 197. Sweden's Alex Noren shot 66 and was one stroke back. One of the three second-round leaders, Richard Bland, had 1-under 69 and was three shots back, just ahead of fellow co-leaders Romain Langasque (70) at 9 under and Richard Green (71) at 8 under.

Kevin Chappell takes lead at Deutsche Bank Championship 09/03/16 [Last modified: Saturday, September 3, 2016 8:56pm]
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