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August 11 2013

4:40 PM

Day, Piercy stumble coming in

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- At one point Sunday, it looked like the course record might be tied or even broken at Oak Hill.

Jason Day and Scott Piercy, each starting the day nine shots off the lead, charged up the leaderboard with one birdie after another.

Day, who has four career finishes in the top 3 in majors, birdied four of his last six holes on the front nine then three of his first four on the back.

Piercy did nearly the same, also going out in 31 before adding two birdies in his first four holes on the back nine.

"It's funny, I tweeted last night I'm thinking 62," Piercy said. "With the birdie putt on 14 to get to 7, I was right on pace.  Hit a bad putt there, then came back on 16 and made a birdie."

In the end it wasn't enough.

Day shot 67, bogeying each of his last three holes, while Piercy carded a 65 after a bogey on his final hole.

Still, both rounds were good enough to get them in the top 10 -- for now -- as Day finished his week 3 under and Piercy 5 under.

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