MAYETTA, Kan. – Chris Worrell nearly set the course record after round one of the Firekeeper Classic in Mayetta on Tuesday. Worrell maintained his lead over the rest of the field as the Tulsa graduate is ahead with a (-11) after the second round.
“It’s especially nice when you shoot 11-under for two days,” Worrell said. “That doesn’t happen very often for me at least.”
Worrell carded a (-8) 64 in round one and followed that up with a (-3) 69 on Wednesday.
“The greens are pretty pure if you put it on the right line and the right speed it’s going in,” Worrell said.
Andrew Landry, who is in a three-way tie for second, shot a (-8) 65 on Wednesday to pull within one stroke of Worrell.
“You have to shoot 20 under par every week to win these tournaments,” Worrell said. “It’s a little different than college when you shoot even par, you’re going to be in the top ten every week. That’s just not the case anymore.”
-Leaderboard (After two rounds)
1.Chris Worrell -11
T2. Andrew Landry -10
T2. Fergal Rafferty -10
T2. Alex Moon -10
5. Joseph McLister -8