The Barclays: Patrick Reed moves two strokes clear after second round

Patrick Reed
American Patrick Reed is currently ranked 14th in the world
The Barclays, second-round leaderboard
-8 P Reed (US); -6 E Grillo (Arg), R Fowler (US); -5 R Moore (US); -4 J Spieth (US), S O'Hair (US), A Hadwin (Can), J Day (Aus), M Laird (Sco), B Barber (US)
Selected others: -2 R McIlroy (NI), L Donald (Eng); -1 P Casey (Eng); E R Knox (Sco); +1 J Rose (Eng)
Full leaderboard

American Patrick Reed holds a two-stroke lead at the halfway stage of The Barclays tournament after shooting a three-under-par round of 68 on Friday.

Scotland's Martin Laird, joint leader overnight, is four shots off the pace after bogeying three of his final five holes at Bethpage Black in New York.

Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the USA's Rickie Fowler are 26-year-old Reed's closest challengers on six under par.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy carded a 69 to move to two under par.

The 27-year-old, who has had an ankle injury, is playing his tournament since missing the cut at the PGA Championship this month and chasing his first PGA Tour win of the year.

World number one Jason Day is among a group of six players, also including Jordan Spieth, who are tied for fifth on four under.

Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose made the cut after improving on his opening-round 73 with a one-under 70 that featured three birdies.

The Barclays is the first of four FedEx Cup events, with the overall winner earning $10m (£7.6m).

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