Jordan Spieth Leads Travelers Through 36 Holes

He didn’t do what he wanted at the US Open, so Jordan Spieth is taking it out on the course at the Travelers Championship.

Spieth followed up his Thursday 63 with a 1-under 69 on Friday to reach 8-under, taking a 1-stroke lead over Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed.

“We’ve been kind of far behind in a lot of the events in making comeback runs,” said Spieth. “But being able to be toward the front of the pack on a Saturday afternoon is a beautiful position to be in and one that we’ll certainly embrace. I’m going to try to have a lot of fun this weekend.”

Reed fired a 66 and Merritt a 68 to close the gap on Spieth as windy conditions prevailed throughout the day. Spieth was 2-under through 12 before running into trouble and double-bogeying No. 13.  He managed to get back under par with a birdie on No. 15.

Merritt was at even par through 16 then birdied 17 and 18. Reed was 3-under on the  front nine.

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