LeBrun, DeForest share lead in Florida
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Steve LeBrun carded a 4-under 67 in windy conditions Friday to join Christopher DeForest in the lead after two rounds of the Miccosukee Championship.
DeForest managed a 1-under 70. The duo finished 36 holes at 7-under-par 135.
Both leaders are looking for their first Web.com Tour title. They both also need a big week as they are outside the top 60 on the money list, which would get them into the Tour Championship in two weeks.
Cameron Percy, who is 10th on the money list, posted a 1-under 70 to move into third place at minus-5. Alistair Presnell fired a 4-under 67 to grab a share of fourth place at 4-under-par 138. He was joined there by Phillip Choi (72), Scott Gardiner (69) and Morgan Hoffmann (72).
First-round leader Jason Allred stumbled to a 4-over 75 and fell into a tie for eighth at 3-under-par 139 at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club.
LeBrun started on the 10th tee and collected a birdie there. He also birdied Nos. 13 and 15 to move to minus-6. Around the turn, LeBrun stumbled to a bogey on the first.
The 34-year-old parred his next three holes before recovering that stroke with a birdie on the par-5 fifth. LeBrun tripped to another bogey at the sixth, but he fought right back with a birdie on No. 7.
LeBrun closed with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to grab a share of the lead.
"The wind basically blew in the same direction all day and it seemed to pick up some in the middle of the round, but I'm used to the wind from living down here," stated LeBrun, who lives in West Palm Beach.
"I think it helps being from here when you have wind like this, but one of the keys was that I putted amazing today. My putting hasn't been bad, but it was nice to see them dropping because I've been having a lot of them lip out lately."
DeForest also started on the back nine, and he faltered to a bogey at the 11th. He atoned for that mistake with a birdie at the 13th.
After nine consecutive pars from the 14th, DeForest birdied the fifth. He tripped to a bogey on the eighth, but came right back with a 35-footer for birdie at the ninth, his last.
"I played my college golf at the University of Illinois in the midwest and the wind howled there, so we had a lot of days like today," admitted DeForest.
NOTES: The cut line fell at 1-over-par 143 with 64 players advancing to the weekend...Among those that missed the cut were leading money winner Casey Wittenberg as well as Brad Fritsch, Hudson Swafford, Paul Claxton and Alex Aragon, who are 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th on the money list. The top 25 on the money list earn their PGA Tour card for 2013 after the Tour Championship in two weeks.
10/12 20:15:06 ET