Reed surges into lead ahead of final round

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Michelle Wie to face frequent practice foe Marina Alex in R16 at Lorena Ochoa Match Play Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

With one round remaining at Eagle Point, the US PGA Tour tournament remains wide open, even for Dustin Johnson.

He is tied for second with Alex Noren (69), who won three times on the European Tour past year.

That left 15th-ranked Reed on eight-under par 208 after 54 holes at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina - a one-year host for the event while its usual course, Quail Hollow in Charlotte, readies for the PGA Championship in August.

Other names among the chasing pack include Phil Mickelson (69) and Johnson, who shot a 67 despite missing several makeable birdie chances. "I did make a few more birdies than I expected, which are very welcome, and luckily I got the putter hot for a little bit and was able to make three in a row and kind of got the round back in position after a rough start". Several players, including Dustin Johnson (even par) and Patrick Reed (3 under) didn't even finish as the second round will conclude Saturday morning.

Said Rahm: "I kept waiting for something good to happen on the back nine, but that chip-in was just a bonus".

"I'm not that used to playing over here; it feels a little different, but some courses are similar", said Noren, who won four times in Europe a year ago. "You've just got to pick a number and you've got to go with and just try to get through those". The birdie took him one-shot ahead of Sweden's Alex Noren.

They are joined by John Peterson and Francesco Molinari, who are through 12 and 11 holes respectively.

If Wilcox switched his putter for that likely reason, his original flatstick was not "unfit for play", and thus the adjustment meant he was penalized when he self-reported the infraction of replacing one of his 14 clubs mid-round.

The 51-year-old Daly is trying to win for the first time on the senior tour - and for the first time since the PGA Tour's 2004 Buick Invitational.

She will face Pernilla Lindberg in the round of 16 in the event that switched from stroke to match play and moved from November to April.

"I've finished poorly in a lot of rounds of golf in the last month or so, so that was really big for me", he said. Kerr won three weeks ago in Hawaii and lost to Haru Nomura on Sunday on the sixth hole of a playoff in Texas.

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