Tyler Weworski of Carlsbad, Ca., took control at Canadian Tour Fall Qualifying School Wednesday, firing a seven-under 65 to sit 11-under par through two rounds.
Weworski carded eight birdies and a bogey at Crosswinds Golf and Country Club, jumping out to a five-stroke advantage through 36 holes over Neil Johnson, of River Falls, Wi.
“I’ve been playing good coming up to this week,” said Weworski, who was tied for the lead after a 68 on Tuesday. “Today the putter awoke a little bit. The wind was down and it’s fun to put two good rounds together.”
Weworski, who recently made it through the first stage of PGA Tour Q-school, said he hopes to secure his status on the Canadian Tour with an aggressive game plan this week.
“I’m going to try and win it. I don’t want to have any kind of weak attitude, so I’m going to try and be aggressive and win the tournament,” said Weworski, 22.
Weworski’s 65 was matched by Johnson, who sits alone in second at six-under, and Jan Meierling, who vaulted into a tie for third at five-under. Tied with Meierling was fellow 2012 Canadian Tour rookie Billy Houle, who fired a four-under 68.
Montreal’s Beon-Yeong Lee, who co-led after the first round with Weworski and Toronto’s Lucas Leibel, shot 73 and is at three under total, tied with Evan Harmeling of Andover, Ma.
Leibel had a 75 that left him at one under, alone in eighth spot.
The top 15 players at the end of the week will receive exempt status on the Canadian Tour for 2013, while the next 15 and ties will receive non-exempt status.
The current cut for exempt cards sits is one over, while the number for non-exempt cards is six over.
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