Dawie van der Walt made a big move towards regaining a PGA Tour card on Friday when he carded a second-round score of five-under-par 67 in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana.
That lifted him into a share of third at seven-under-par, three shots off the lead which was held by Trey Mullinax of the United States after he signed for a one-under 71 to move to 10-under for the tournament. Mullinax had a one-stroke edge over compatriot Hayden Buckley.
Van der Walt is projected to finish sixth on the rankings in his current position, and the top 25 players who have not already earned their PGA Tour cards will qualify to play on that tour.
Also having a good round was Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who made five birdies and a bogey on his way to a four-under-par 68. That took him to five-under for the tournament and a share of 10th, five off the pace. More importantly, it projects him to finish 14th on the points list as he took another step to securing his PGA Tour card for next season.