Victoria’s Cory Renfrew shot a six-under 64 on Friday at the Links of GlenEagles to take the 36-hole lead at the Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada’s ATB Financial Classic in Cochrane, Alta.
Renfrew birdied his final two holes to reach 11 under through two rounds, one stroke ahead of Daniel Miernicki of Santee, Calif., Tucson’s Jonathan Khan and France’s Julien Brun
“I just kind of stayed patient all day. We were just having fun out there. I just kept hitting good shots and seeing putts go in, so I’m looking forward to the weekend,” said Renfrew, who won the 2012 Syncrude Boreal Open and has 10 career top-10s.
Renfrew finished T4 at the ATB Financial Classic last year.
Teeing off on the back nine, Renfrew opened with seven straight pars, then made three birdies in a row on holes 17, 18 and one.
“That kind of got me going, and I just felt comfortable after that. I drove the green on 17, which was nice, and just kind of rolled from there,” said Renfrew, who is 41st on the 2015 Order of Merit.
Earlier, Khan fired an eight-under 62 to match the GlenEagles course record, while Miernicki and Brun carded rounds of 66 and 67, respectively, to reach 10 under.
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