BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Drewitt shot an 8-under 63 on Friday for a share of the lead with Sangmoon Bae and Alex Prugh in the Albertsons Boise Open, the third of four Web.con Tour Finals events.
Two-time PGA Tour winner Bae had a 67, and Prugh shot a 65 to match Drewitt at 10-under 132 at Hillcrest Country Club. Fabian Gomez (68) and Henrik Norlander (67) were a stroke back.
Prugh earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list. He made $23,143 in the first two events in Ohio to jump from 18th to 12th.
“It means a lot to be in the northwest,” said Prugh, from Spokane, Washington. “It was only a 41-minute flight for me, and I have a lot of friends and family that are around. It’s nice seeing a bunch of friendly faces around and Boise puts on a great golf tournament here.”
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Bae and Drewitt are fighting to earn PGA Tour cards by finishing in the top 25 on the series money list. Bae made $38,156 in the first two events, with Seamus Power taking the final card last year at $40,625.
Drewitt, from Australia, earned only $2,925 in the first two tournaments.
“I’ve got some goals set mentally for myself that I’ve kind of struggled with a bit this year,” Drewitt said. “I just want to play the best golf I can.”
He played the first eight holes in 6 under, making an eagle on the par-5 16th.
“It definitely gives you a lot of confidence,” Drewitt said. “To see some putts go in as well is great. It got really tough there at the end, so it did help because I had a bit of a buffer. To get low early is a big confidence builder.”
Roberto Diaz (66) and Max Homa (66) were two strokes back at 8 under.
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First-round leader David Skinns followed his opening 64 with a 72.
The Web.com Tour Championship is next week at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Florida.
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