Just one day after establishing a new Clovelly course record 64, Bohn followed that up with a 7-under-par 65 and now sits at 15-under through two days, enough for a six-shot edge over Craig Marseilles (Maple, ON). Dave Christensen (Otsego, MN) and Bryan Wright (Raeford, N.C.) are seven strokes back heading into third round play Saturday.
Bohn drained seven birdies while playing a bogey-free round, but missed several short putts that could have taken the score even lower.
I have never played a round with any golfer that hasnt said he left shots out on the course, said the 28-year-old, who admitted he made a few key long putts that kept the round alive. Sure, I missed some close putts, but I also made some maybe I shouldnt have, and thats golf. When you are playing well, those things seem to even themselves out.
And while he may have what appears to be a comfortable lead atop the leaderboard, Bohn added he will not be changing his game plan on the weekend.
Personally, Id love to have a 55-shot lead heading into Sunday, Bohn reasoned when asked if the big advantage can be a negative distraction. But it wont change the way Ill approach it-Ill still keep attacking some of the pins. You have to stay aggressive, because out here someone can shoot a lot score in a hurry.
Friday also featured a hole-in-one when Torontos Dennis Hendershott aced the 166-yard, par-3 5th hole. Hendershott, 32, who founded the Great Lakes Tour earlier this year, also eagled the par-4 4th on Thursday when he holed out from 90 yards.
I usually get an ace once a year but havent had one since 98, so it felt like a drought, he said. But Im lucky I made those two shots - it should allow me to play this weekend.
Sixty-two players shot even par or better to survive the cut. Bohn and Marseilles will make up the final third-round pairing of the day Saturday and are scheduled to tee off at 1:00 p.m.
Full-field scores from the Aliant Cup