Cantlay fights through wind, leads by 1

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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Cantlay fought through gusting wind on his back nine Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at The American Express in a bid to win for the third time in four starts.

Tied for the first-round lead with Lee Hodges after a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club, Cantlay shot a 68 on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course to reach 14-under 130.

"I actually putted really well today and made nothing," Cantlay said. "The greens were a little beat up and it was hard to make putts. But I rolled it really well and I rolled it how I wanted to, I just didn't get any to go in."

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