DeFrancesco, head pro of the Woodholme Country Club in Baltimore, Md., made four birdies against just a single bogey over the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort, to move to 10-under-par 134 for the championship.
The 43-year-olds closest pursuers are Bruce Zabriski (72), Jeffrey Lankford (68), David Hutsell (68) and Dean Prowse (69). They all sit at 6-under 138.
DeFrancescos dominating 36-hole score might have even been a bit better had it not been for a bogey at the closing par-4 18th.
I got tired on 18, he claimed. Hit two poor shots and saved for bogey. I really had no shot at the hole with the pin placement today. I had pretty good command and didn't make any mistakes. I made a bunch of pars. It's good to go as low as you can; it's less you have to make up.
Entering Saturdays third round, he wont have to make anything up.
He may want to keep an eye on Zabriski, however. Zabriski ' the head pro at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach ' won this event in 1997, and likes the setup of the course.
'It's going to be a great tournament this weekend on a great golf course,' Zabriski claimed. 'Guys can go low. It's the kind of course that guys can shoot 5- or 6-under. So, everybody's in it.'
Well, not everybody. The original field of 156 of the countrys best was trimmed following Fridays play to the low 70 and ties. The cut came at 1-over 145.
Following Sundays 72nd hole, the top-25 finishers will be invited to this years PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Thirty-nine states were represented in this years edition of the Club Professionals Championship. The Crosswater Club ' at 7,470 yards ' is the longest track the event has ever been contested upon.
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