Jason Millard of Murfreesboro, Tn., shot a seven-under 63 at Highland Country Club on Friday to take the second round lead at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ont., the final event of the 2015 Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada season.
Millard seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys to reach 10under and take a three-stroke lead over defending champion Ryan Williams of Vancouver and Americans J.J. Spaun, John Catlin and Ben Geyer.
“That’s a tough golf course out there, but I’ve started to make some putts and I haven’t really done that in the last couple of months, so it’s good to see,” said Millard, who comes into the event 30th on the Order of Merit, but with just one made cut in his last four starts.
“That’s just golf. I’ve missed the cut by one shot and two shots, so it’s not like I’ve been playing bad,” said Millard. “Hopefully I can keep it going the next couple of days.”
Williams, who claimed his first Mackenzie Tour title at the event last year, moved into contention with a bogey-free 65.
“I had the putter really going today, which was nice. I made a lot of putts and had no bogeys on the card, so it was a fun round of golf,” said Williams, who won with a 14 under total last year at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.
Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., birdied the final two holes for the new tournament course record with an eight-under 62.
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