Overland Park, KS (Sports Network) - Bryan DeCorso fired an 8-under 63 on
Friday to move into the lead after two rounds of the Midwest Classic.
DeCorso used the big round to move to 10-under-par 132, and is one shot clear
of the field. Benoit Beisser (68), Kevin Foley (70) and Christopher DeForest
(67) share second place at minus-9.
The Canadian DeCorso is in position for his best result this season. He hasn't
finished higher than a tie for 22nd, and missed the cut six times.
He's also in contention for his first win since the 2008 South Georgia
Classic, but the top of the leaderboard is tight heading into the weekend. One
shot behind the second-place group is defending champion James Nitties, who
carded a 5-under 66 on Friday to reach minus-8 and grab a share of fifth.
Nitties shares that position with Paul Claxton (67), Matt Weibring (69)
Russell Henley (66) and Brenden Pappas (65).
On Thursday, threatening weather caused a delay of more than three hours and
play was suspended due to darkness. The first round was completed Friday
morning, and the field managed to get through the second round as well.
DeCorso was in one of the final groups starting from the first tee for his
second round, and shined during his 18 holes.
He got off to a quick start, sinking four birdies in his first five holes, and
a birdie at No. 8 put him at minus-7 going around the turn.
DeCorso stumbled to a bogey at 11, but followed with back-to-back birdies to
rebound. He then drained two more birdies at 16 and 18, both par 4s.
But DeCorso was only left in first place after DeForest, who was in one of the
final groups off the 10th tee, stumbled at the end of his round.
DeForest was sitting at minus-6 following a bogey at the first, but strung
together an eagle-birdie-eagle stretch from the fourth. He gained five strokes
in that stretch to move to minus-11.
However, he bogeyed his final two holes and settled into a share of second.
Beisser and Foley were in good position to fight for the lead at the start of
the second round. However, Beisser stumbled to two bogeys near the turn, while
Foley was up-and-down with five birdies and four bogeys.
NOTES: The cut line fell at 2-under 140...Among those to miss it was Chris
Wilson, who won the Price Cutter Charity Championship last week...Alan Wagner
was disqualified Friday.
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