Tyrone van Aswegen lies 140th in the FedExCup and needs a top 10 result at the Wyndham Championship to make the playoffs next week. He shot a two-over-par 70 for the first round and the situation looked bleak, but a Friday 66 has turned everything around for the 32-year-old.
Sedgefield Country Club offered up plenty of scoring over the first 36 holes, with leaders Heath Slocum and Scott Langley making the most of it on 10-under-par.
Fighting for a place at the season-ending playoffs will be tough, especially for Van Aswegen, but he has taken the first step towards achieving what must be his biggest goal of 2014: reaching the playoffs.
Countryman Tim Clark was gearing up for the full four tournaments that close out the PGA Tour season. At 29th in the FedExCup standings he’s likely to claim a place at the Tour Championship.
This week he’s shot two rounds of 67 to share 21st place halfway through the tournament. Clark is fresh off his win at the RBC Canadian Open and hungry for more, making him a likely name to contend on Sunday.