The tournament features Nationwide Tour players coupled with amateurs over the first three rounds on three different courses. Thornblade Club is a par-71 layout and will host the final round. The Carolina Country Club and Bright's Creek Golf Club are par-72 courses and finalize the rotation.
Gove played Carolina Country Club on Friday and completed 36 holes at 13- under-par 130.
Jon Mills (66) and Fabian Gomez (68) both played Carolina in the second round and are tied for second at 12-under-par 131.
Leading-money winner Michael Sim (65) is one of five players tied for fourth at minus-11.
Gove started his bogey-free round with a birdie on the second. He then birdied both front-nine par-5s, Nos. 4 and 6, to head to the back nine at minus-9.
After four straight pars around the turn, Gove birdied the 11th and 13th holes. He gained a piece of the lead with a birdie on the par-4 16th.
Gove closed his round with a birdie on the par-5 18th, meaning he birdied all four par-5s in the second round.
'All around it was a pretty good day. I didn't drive the ball quite as well today, but my putting is very solid,' said Gove, who hit just five of 14 fairways. 'I'm not focused on being in the lead right now.'
Gomez birdied the first two holes, but lost those strokes with bogeys on six and nine. He carded four birdies over his final eight holes to share second at 12 under.
Mills birdied three of the first four holes to go with a bogey on the third. He made the turn at minus-10 after birdies seven and nine. Mills birdied the 13th, but dropped a shot on the 15th. He birdied the final two holes to end one back.
'I drove the ball well, which really helped, especially on the par-fives,' Mills stated. 'It's nice to be at the top of the leaderboard, but I'm trying not to think about it and just stay patient.'
Sim was joined in fourth place at minus-11 by D.J. Brigman (67), Scott Dunlap (67), Louisiana Open winner Bubba Dickerson (64) and Daniel Summerhays (67).
Chris Smith, Jason Caron and Scott Parel share ninth at minus-10.
First-round leaders Chris Anderson (72) and Michael Clark II (75) did not follow up their strong opening rounds. Anderson slipped into a share of 12th at minus-9, while Clark dipped into a tie for 42nd at minus-6.