Brett Stegmaier watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
David Goldman
September 17, 2015

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Brett Stegmaier shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Web.com Tour Finals' Small Business Connection Championship.

The 32-year-old former University of Florida player had a 13-under 131 total at River Run. He had his second straight bogey-free round after opening with a 63 to take a two-stroke lead.

The four-event series features the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on earnings in the series.

Stegmaier finished seventh in the regular-season finale in Oregon to jump to 69th on the Web.com Tour's money list and get into the series. He earned $31,000 last week with an eighth-place finish in the series opener in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Eric Axley was second after a 65. The winner of the PGA Tour's 2006 Texas Open, he was 189th this season in the FedEx Cup standings.

Zack Fischer was third at 11 under after a 68. He was 48th on the Web.com Tour money list.

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