Presidents Cup (golf)

Golf roundup: Jason Day in contention, Jordan Spieth in trouble at Australian Open

Golf roundup: Jason Day in contention, Jordan Spieth in trouble at Australian Open

Jason Day and Jordan Spieth went in opposite directions Friday at the Australian Open.

Day had four consecutive birdies on the back nine, including a 30-footer, for a three-under-par 68 that left him a stroke out of the second-round lead. Australian Lucas Herbert, who shot 66, is in front with a nine-under total of 133 on The Australian course in Sydney.

First-round leader Cameron Davis, who shot 72 Friday, is another stroke behind in third.

Defending champion Spieth earlier failed to take advantage of ideal morning scoring conditions and had a 71 to fall further behind the leaders — eight strokes behind Herbert and tied for 19th place with 10 others.

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