Adam Scott grabs one-shot lead at BMW Championship

AP photo by Nick Wass / Adam Scott smiles as he finishes off a second-round 69 on Friday in the BMW Championship at Delaware’s Wilmington Country Club.

WILMINGTON, Del. — Adam Scott felt he was playing well enough that he should start seeing better scores at some point. That moment appears to have arrived at just the right time.

Scott put together another tidy round Friday except for one hole — a double bogey on the 17th — for a 2-under-par 69 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship, the second event of the PGA Tour's postseason.

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler opened with three straight birdies but couldn't maintain that feverish pace, and Jordan Spieth's hopes for an unblemished round ended by a few inches when his tee shot caught the sticky first cut instead of the fairway and he had to settle for a bogey to close. Each shot a 67, and they were one shot behind, along with Cameron Young (68) and Canada's Corey Conners (67).