SANTEE, Calif. — David Hahn fired a round of 4-under 68 on Wednesday to hold a share of the second round lead with fellow American Aaron Goldberg at the halfway point of the Canadian Tour’s California qualifying school.
Both players are at 4-under 140 after two rounds.
First round co-leader Ron Won shot 73 Wednesday to sit alone in third at 142 while Brock Mackenzie dropped from a share of the lead to fourth after a 74.
Hansol Koh of New Westminster, B.C., (73) was alone in fifth at even par 144. He led Vancouver’s Dean Kennedy (74), Erik Olson (73), David Jackson (72) and Justin Regier (73) by one stroke.
Mark Rice of Calgary (71) and Ryan Plitz of Innisfail, Alta., (77) were tied for tenth at 3-over 147 alongside Michel O’Neal (71), Jarett Hamamoto (75), Pat Howard (73) and Jacob Kimball (71).
Hahn repeated his seven-birdie performance of yesterday, but this time the bogey train was minimized. Although he bogeyed both seven and eight, he bounced back with four straight birdies starting at No. 9.
“Yesterday I bogeyed the first and then got a bad wind read from caddie at the second and made another bogey,” said Hahn.
“It killed my momentum right off the bat and I played the next four holes in three over. From there on I was just trying to hang on for dear life and avoid another train wreck. Today I hung in there and didn’t do anything fancy. Making bogey at the last hole today was disappointing but there weren’t any train wrecks today.”
Goldberg was all over the map. Starting at the 10th hole, the Encinitas, Calif., native was three under after four holes before triple-bogeying his fifth.
Rather than suffer a meltdown, he birdied three of his next four to climb back up the leaderboard.
“I started off well but then hit my second shot at my fifth hole in the bunker and came out short with my third,” said Goldberg.
“I double-hit my fourth shot and ended up with the triple. I knew that if I got mad it would make things worse so I told myself to forget about it and basically just laughed it off”.
A total of nine exempt cards and nine non-exempt cards plus ties will be handed out at the close of play on Friday.