Sam Saunders takes a divot as he hits his second shot from the fifth fairway during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Friday, March 21, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris O'Meara
August 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Web.com Tour Finals opener.

The 27-year-old Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, birdied five of his final seven holes in the second round at Sycamore Hills.

Saunders finished 45th on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list. Nos. 26-75 on Web.com money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings are fighting for 25 2014-15 PGA Tour cards based on earnings in the four-event series.

The top 25 players on the Web.com money list earned PGA Tour cards last week. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals.

Justin Thomas, Colt Knost, Greg Owen and Derek Fathauer were tied for second at 10 under. Thomas had a 65, Knost and Owen shot 67, and Fathauer had a 68.

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