Brooks Koepka tees off on the first hole during the second round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament, Friday, June 12, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Mark Humphrey
June 12, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Brooks Koepka is tuning up quite nicely for the U.S. Open at the event he added at the deadline.

Koepka, who had a share of the lead after the first round, shot a 3-under 67 Friday to lead the St. Jude Classic by a stroke after 36 holes. He turned in a four birdie-one bogey round for a 9-under 131.

Fellow American Austin Cook (64) was at 132.

Steve Alker briefly had the lead at 10 under with two holes to play only to finish bogey-double bogey. He had a 68-133 total.

Chris Smith (67), Russell Knox of Scotland (64) and Greg Owen (70) were among seven tied at 134. Ryan Palmer (71) shared the first-round lead with Koepka and Owen and was tied with four at 134.

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