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Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

  • Jason Day, from Australia, hits out of a sand trap on the 13th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jason Day, from Australia, hits out of a sand trap on the 13th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day, from Australia, reacts after putting on the 14th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jason Day, from Australia, reacts after putting on the 14th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • David Lingmerth hits from the 14th fairway during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    David Lingmerth hits from the 14th fairway during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

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.