Ben Martin had a 4-under 67 on the Panther Lake Course at Orange County National and opened a three-shot lead over Gig Harbor's Kyle Stanley as the final stage of PGA Tour qualifying reached the halfway point after three rounds near Orlando, Fla.
Stanley, trying to earn his PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish, had an up-and-down round of 69, leaving him at 204 total and alone in second. He eagled the par-5 second hole, but then made double bogey on the par-3 fourth. The rest of his card included three birdies and two bogeys.
Former Washington Huskies golfer Richard Lee shot 4-under 67, also on the Panther Lake Course, and is tied for 16th.
The six-round tournament concludes Monday.
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Tiger Woods is starting to look like his old self at the Chevron World Challenge. Woods got off to a blazing start, and a solid putting stroke enabled him to play bogey-free in the second round for a 6-under 66 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of his final tournament this year. Amy Yang held firm atop the leaderboard at the LPGA Tour Championship, taking a three-shot lead in Orlando, Fla., by the time the second round was called for darkness. Lee Westwood opened a three-shot lead with eight birdies in a second-round 64 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.