Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit leader Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., shot a seven-under 64 on Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the Players Cup in Winnipeg.
McCarthy recorded a hole in one on the par three second hole to go with another eagle, five birdies and two bogeys on the day for a one-stroke lead going into the weekend.
With two victories already this season at the Freedom 55 Financial Open and GolfBC Championship, McCarthy entered the week with more than twice the earnings of Order of Merit No. 2 Adam Cornelson.
McCarthy is mathematically guaranteed to be in the top three on the Order of Merit through next week’s Staal Foundation Open and will earn a spot in the RBC Canadian Open in a couple of weeks, his first appearance in a PGA Tour event.
Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., shot a six-under 65 on Friday and is tied for sixth, three shots off the lead at nine under.
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