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Travelers: Berger and Leishman among 4 tied for lead

August 05, 2016

Daniel Berger, Tyrone van Aswegen, Marc Leishman and Russell Henley are tied for the lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship, leading by a stroke at seven under at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

Berger, winner of this year's FedEx St. Jude Classic, shot a three-under 67. Van Aswegen shot a four-under 66, his second consecutive bogey-free round. Henley's round was also bogey free at five-under 65.

"I'm just hitting it nicely and I'm making a lot of putts. It was the difference maker," said the South African Van Aswegen. "When you see the lines with good speed, they tend to go in a lot.

Jerry Kelly, Robert Garrigus, Russell Knox and Patrick Rodgers sit one stroke back of the lead at six under.

Jon Rahm is one of 10 players at four under, just three back of the leaders. Rahm, the 21-year-old Spaniard who finished second at the RBC Canadian Open, shot a one-over 71 in pursuit of his PGA Tour card.

Blayne Barber, at five under, shot the best round of the day with a six-under 64 to climb 85 spots up the leader board.

Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka are three under, tied for 25th entering the weekend. Watson, the reigning Travelers Championship winner, shot even-par 70, while Reed shot three-under 67.

The cut line was low at one under, eliminating Bryson DeChambeau (even par), Branden Grace (one over) and Smylie Kaufman (six over). This is DeChambeau's sixth missed cut in his last 10 tournaments, diminishing his chances of obtaining his PGA Tour card this year.

With rain forecasted to befall the course on Saturday, third-round tee times have been moved up to 7-9 a.m. EST, with threesomes teeing off on the front and back tees.

[Click here for the entire leader board from TPC River Highlands.] (