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Atkins leads by 1 in Finals event

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Matt Atkins shot a 2-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the DAP Championship, the third of four events in the Tour Finals.

Atkins, who shared the first-round lead with Nicholas Lindheim, was even par on the front nine before getting birdies on Nos. 10 and 11. He also birdied No. 16 before a bogey on the par-3 No. 17 put him at 8-under 132.

Carlos Ortiz shot a 67 to pull into a tie with Lindheim, who had a 69, at 133. Ryan Armour (68), Brett Stegmaier (69) and Shawn Stefani (67) were tied another shot back.

Full-field scores from the DAP Championship

The event is the third of four tournaments that determine 25 PGA Tour cards. The series features the top 75 players from the regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members with enough money to place in the top 200 in the FedEx Cup had they been eligible. Lindheim, a PGA Tour rookie this season, finished 197th in the FedEx Cup.

Atkins has already earned a PGA Tour card by finishing in the top 25 on the regular-season money list. Those players are competing for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals.

Chesson Hadley had a 64, matching Atkins and Lindheim's opening round score for the best of the tournament and pulling into a five-way tie at 135.