Cody Blick of Danville, Calif., shot a three-under 69 in breezy conditions on Wednesday at Carlton Oaks Country Club to take the solo lead through 36 holes at Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tout Canada qualifying school in Santee, Calif.
Blick carded five birdies and two bogeys to reach eight under par and lead by two shots over John Chin of Temecula, Calif., and Colin Featherstone of Fallbrook, Calif.
“We’re only halfway there, so it’s the same thing as the first two rounds. I’m going to pick out targets, swing at them and whatever happens, happens. We have a lot of work ahead of us and I’m expecting gusty, high winds, so we’ll see,” said Blick.
Toronto’s Andrew Ledger is tied for 11th at one under after he shot a 70 in Wednesday’s second round.
Q-school concludes Friday, with the winner receiving fully exempt status, while second through 16th (no ties) will be exempt through the first four events of the schedule and subject to the first reshuffle.
The 17th through 40th-place finishers (including ties) will receive conditional status.
The leaderboard is here.