CLYMER – Wesley Bryan needed something special Friday to extend his stay in Western New York.
A round of 6-under 66 at Peek'n Peak's Upper Course should do the trick for the money leader on the Web.com Tour. Bryan carded an opening-nine 31 and played the day without a bogey, getting himself to 3-under 141 through 36 holes after a disappointing 75 in the first round Thursday.
"I got the ball in the fairway a little bit more today," Bryan said after the second round. "I gave myself a few more looks. Honestly, if I had the putter hot it could have been one of those 9-, 10- or 11-under round days. Missed a lot coming in, but overall played really solid."
With plenty of scores in the red, Bryan will probably need another pair of rounds as good as, or better, than Friday's to get into contention and give the leaders something to look at. But given his position on the money list – he's made $296,092 this season and guaranteed himself a PGA Tour card for 2016-17 – he can afford to be aggressive.
"I'm going to go out there firing at flags and see if we can't make a birdie or two," he said. "The course is playing soft. You can get at some of the flags that maybe would have been a little more difficult if it had been Tuesday or Wednesday. The wind is going to pick up a lot tomorrow, but it should be pretty calm in the morning when my tee time will be, so go out there and try and shoot a low one."