Virginia Beach golfer Marc Leishman leads after two rounds of BMW Championship

Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 01:13:07-04

Marc Leishman during the second round of the BMW Championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - A day after his career-low round, Virginia Beach golfer Marc Leishman posted a 7-under round of 64 for his low 36 holes on the PGA TOUR and a three shot lead at the BMW Championship. At 16-under par, Leishman is three strokes in front of Jason Day and Rickie Fowler.

Friday, Leishman made eight birdies, a day after making 10. He leads the field with 18 birdies in 36 holes, five more than the next player (Fowler). It's only his third second-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR (2014 Quicken Loans National, 2016 Travelers Championship).

Thursday, a career-best round of 62 (nine under par) propelled Leishman to the top of the leaderboard after one round. The BMW Championship is the next-to-last tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Marc entered the week No. 7 in the FedEx Cup standings, and a win this week would likely move him into the top five going to the Tour Championship next week. Another win there would deliver a $10 million pay day.

Marc Leishman wears ribbon for Sepsis Awareness Month. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Leishman can be seen wearing a ribbon on his white Callaway cap. The reason is personal.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. In 2015, Marc's wife Audrey nearly lost her life to Sepsis - along with Toxic Shock Syndrome and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The family's charity, the Begin Again Foundation, was born out of a fiery passion for helping others. The foundation works to bring life’s most pressing needs to families experiencing medical and life crises while doing its part to educate - especially during the month of September.