Matt Atkins leads Web.com Tour event after 2 rounds
BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) Matt Atkins shot a 2-under 68 Friday to take a one stroke lead after the second round of the DAP Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
Atkins, who shared the first-round lead with Nicholas Lindheim, was even par on the front nine before getting birdies on Nos. 10 and 11. He also birdied No. 16 before a bogey on the par-3 No. 17 put him at 8-under 132.
Carlos Ortiz shot a 67 to pull into a tie with Lindheim, who had a 69, at 133. Ryan Armour (68), Brett Stegmaier (69) and Shawn Stefani (67) were tied another shot back.
The event is the third of four tournaments that determine 25 PGA Tour cards. The series features the top 75 players from the Web.com regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members with enough money to place in the top 200 in the FedEx Cup had they been eligible. Lindheim, a PGA Tour rookie this season, finished 197th in the FedEx Cup.
Atkins has already earned a PGA Tour card by finishing in the top 25 on the regular-season Web.com money list. Those players are competing for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals.
Chesson Hadley had a 64, matching Atkins and Lindheim’s opening round score for the best of the tournament and puling into a five-way tie at 135.