Elgin, SC August 30, 2013 – Chris Wolfe shot a 7-under 64 in the second round of the NGA TOUR’s Woodcreek Classic on Friday and will carry a one-stroke lead into the weekend of the $150,000 event.
After posting three eagles, three birdies and a double bogey en route to a 64 on Thursday, Wolfe, a former Armstrong Atlantic standout from Warner Robins, Ga., had a bit more conventional second round, carding five birdies and an eagle to move from a tie for fourth into the outright lead at 14-under par.
First-round co-leader Blake Sattler will start the third round in solo second at 13-under par. The former University of Akron stalwart from New Philadelphia, Ohio, backed up his first-round 63 with a 5-under 66 on Friday. Through 36 holes, Sattler has recorded just one bogey at The Members Club at WildeWood and Woodcreek.
Leroux Ferreira, of Kingwood Texas, nearly tied Mark Silvers’ course record of 61 in the second round. The Lamar University alumnus was 9-under par through 16 holes, but a pair of pars to end the day left him with a 62. Despite missing the record, Ferreira moved from T35 into a tie for third with Gregor Main (64) and Will Mitchell (65) at 12-under par.
Defending champion Jonathan Randolph served notice that his August accolades aren’t a fluke. Randolph, whose three wins on the NGA TOUR have all come in August, went bogey-free around the par-71 layout and poured in six birdies to post a 6-under 65. After opening with a 5-under 66, Randolph will start the weekend 11-under par and tied for sixth with Chas Narramore (66), Jonathan Fly (66) and Web.com Tour winner Bubba Dickerson (66).
Former University of South Carolina standout Kyle Thompson of Greenville posted a 3-under 68 on Friday and fell into a tie for 10th with Ben Silverman (67), Shawn Jasper (67), Travis Klutts (66), Connor Arendell (67), Julian Etulain (69), Travis Hampshire (66) and Roberto Diaz (70) at 9-under par.
Fellow USC alum Mark Silvers of Savannah, Ga., recorded a 2-under 69 in the second round and slipped into a tie for 18th with Justin Hueber (68), Derek Rende (66), Kevlin Day (69), Mason Jacobs (68) and Blythewood’s Luke Hart (66) at 8-under par.
The third round of the Woodcreek Classic will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. As always, admission is free to the public.
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