Golf - Spieth leads Reed by one at PGA Travelers

CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 23, 2017 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCROMWELL, CT - JUNE 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 23, 2017 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Maddie Meyer)

- Jordan Spieth fired a one-under par 69 to seize a one-stroke lead over fellow Americans Patrick Reed and Troy Merritt after Friday's second round of the US PGA Travelers Championship. Sixth-ranked Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open champion seeking his 10th tour title, stood on eight-under par 132 after 36 holes at TPC River Highlands near Hartford, Connecticut. Reed opened and closed with birdies in firing a 66 while Merritt shot 68 to stand on 133 with compatriots Wesley Bryan, Daniel Summerhays, Boo Weekley and Chase Seiffert another stroke adrift. "I was a little tentative to start," Spieth said. "Things were just a little bit off today. I didn't feel like it was harder than yesterday. Just had an off round. Was able to hold it at one-under instead of falling further back."

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