Rudosky, the head professional at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez, Colo., posted a 1-under-par 71 not long after Morin, an assistant professional at The Falls Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., ground his way to a 73. They stood 4 under par at 140
They own a one-stroke advantage over 1995 Champion Steve Schneiter of Sandy, Utah, and Ron Philo Jr. of Amelia Island, Fla. Schneiter carded a 70, Philo a 73.
The field of 156 players, representing 38 states and 38 PGA Sections, was trimmed to 77 after a 36-hole cut of 6-over-par 150, guaranteeing a berth in the weekend rounds.
Rudosky birdied the 14th hole to gain a share of the lead in his fourth CPC appearance.
For the second straight day, a mid-afternoon patch of lightning passed through forcing a 65-minute suspension of play. When play resumed, Schneiter zipped to the lead at 6under before being slowed by three back-nine bogeys. He capped his round by making a 12-foot downhill par putt on the ninth (his 18th).
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