Golf Capsules

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Jason Day made a pair of late birdies on a windy afternoon at Firestone for a 1-under 69 and a one-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational.

Day's objective was to get in the lead and expand it. He took care of the first part Friday, though the world's No. 1 player lost a chance at some separation with a three-putt bogey on the final hole.

He was at 4-under 136 going into the weekend of this World Golf Championship, one shot ahead of David Lingmerth, who had a 67.

William McGirt, who started with a three-shot lead, kept in front until he made a double bogey on the final hole for a 74. He was two shots behind. Jordan Spieth had a 71 and was another shot back.

FRENCH OPEN

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) – Rory McIlroy roared back into contention at the French Open, sinking six birdies in a 5-under round of 66 to join a five-way share of the lead.

The Northern Irishman could have taken the overall lead at the Le Golf National course – which is hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup – but a poor tee shot on the 18th hole led to a bogey.

South Korea's Wang Jeung-hun matched McIlroy's 66, while Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand – who was one stroke behind overnight leader Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark – posted a 1-under 70 for a share of the lead. The other co-leaders, Mikko Ilonen of Finland and South African Brandon Stone, had 68s.

LPGA PORTLAND CLASSIC

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Defending champion Brooke Henderson and Sweden's Suzann Pettersen shared the lead at 11-under 133 after the second round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.

Pettersen shot the day's low score with an 8-under 64, while No. 2 Henderson, an 18-year-old Canadian who won her first LPGA Tour event last year in Portland, shot 68 at Columbia Edgewater.

Pettersen and Henderson, who have combined to win three of the past five Portland Classics, led by one stroke over Colombia's Mariajo Uribe, who shot 67.

The No. 18 Pettersen, playing in the morning, had eight birdies on a bogey-free card. Henderson, playing in the afternoon, caught Pettersen when she rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-4, 393-yard 18th.

BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Greg Chalmers birdied five of his last eight holes to take a two-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour's only modified Stableford scoring event.

The 42-year-old Australian had a 10-point round to reach 24 points at Montreux in the scoring system that awards eight points for double eagle, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie and deducts a point for a bogey and three points for a double bogey or worse.

Chalmers has only conditional tour status. He has made six starts this season on the PGA Tour, tying for 58th in the first in China in November and missing the cut in the last five. The two-time Australian Open and Australian PGA champion also has played in nine Web.com Tour events.

First-round leader Martin Laird of Scotland bogeyed three of his last six holes – finishing with a three-putt on the par-4 ninth – to drop into a tie for second with 2013 winner Gary Woodland. Laird also had five birdies in a seven-point round. Woodland had eight points with five birdies and two bogeys.