CLYMER – Dominic Bozzelli has accomplished his goal through two rounds of the LECOM Health Challenge at Peek'n Peak.
He's in contention going into the weekend.
Bozzelli, the 25-year-old from Rochester, carded a 2-under 70 Friday in the second round on the Upper Course, getting to 9-under through 36 holes, currently tied for third place.
"I played pretty solid all day," Bozzelli said. "Didn't hit as many solid shots as yesterday, but you know, a lot of the same. I was chipping pretty well. I just didn't give myself a whole lot of looks out there, but I was able to get the ball up and down."
That started right off the bat, when Bozzelli holed his chip shot on the par-4 first hole for a birdie.
"Almost broke the flag stick," he said. "It was a nice way to start, for sure. Any time you can steal one like that, it's good for momentum. I feel pretty good with where my game's at, and hopefully that can carry into the weekend."
The only disappointing part of Bozzelli's round Friday was his performance on two of the par-5 holes on the Upper Course. He made bogey on No. 8 and No. 18 for his only two dropped shots of the week.
"Those are some of the easiest holes on the course," he said. "Gave a couple away, but at the end of the day, I'm right where I want to be and we've still got two days left."
Playing as close to home as the Web.com Tour gets, Bozzelli has enjoyed the support of friends and family this week.
It's "not really pressure. I kind of look forward to that stuff," he said. "I feel like when the spotlight's on you a little bit, you can use that one of two ways. You kind of feed off that and use it as energy and motivation. That's what I'm trying to do."
Thanks largely to his first Web.com win last month at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, Bozzelli is ninth on the tour's money list, well within the top 25 who will land a PGA Tour card for the 2016-17.
Should he finish where he is now on the leader board, he's projected to move up to No. 4 on the money list.
"Just try to keep myself up there in position," he said his approach will be Saturday. "Hit fairways and greens and do all the basic stuff that usually equates to good golf."