James Hahn Alone in First at Byron Nelson
James Hahn fired his second straight 66 to take a one-stroke lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Saturday, even as a fleet of challengers, among them World No. 4 Jason Day, came flying up the leader board late on Saturday.
Hahn could have had a much larger lead if he had a couple of more inches to his game. An eagle opportunity on 16 and a birdie putt on 17 both stopped just short. He still did not have a single bogey on the day to reach 12-under, one shot ahead of Billy Horschel.
Day came blazing along with birdies in the course of his round, and drilled one from 60 feet on No. 17 to finish with a 63, the best round of the day. He’s tied for third at 10-under. Masters champion Sergio Garcia is tie for sixth at 8-under with Jason Dufner who disappeared off the face of the earth after winning the 2013 PGA Championship.
“Seemed like it was on auto pilot today, which was nice for a change,” Day said. “It always helps when things are clicking that way.”