Day, Barnes share lead in Saskatchewan


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Saskatoon, SK ( - Kelvin Day and Erik Barnes fired two of the best rounds on Friday and they moved into a share of the lead after 36 holes of the Dakota Dunes Open.

Day matched the low round of the day with his 10-under 62, while Barnes fired a 9-under 63 in round two. They are tied atop the leaderboard at 11-under 133.

Day has one top-10 finish in three PGA Tour Canada starts this year, while Barnes missed the cut in his lone previous start in 2014.

First-round leader Drew Stoltz posted an even-par 72 and dropped into a share of third place with Matt Harmon (70) at 9-under 135. John Catlin is alone in fifth at minus-8 after posting a 5-under 67 in round two at Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

Tyler Aldridge (64), Robert S. Karlsson (66), David Byrne (68), Jeff Corr (70) and Joseph Doramus (69) share sixth place at 6-under 138.

Day started his round with three straight pars from the 10th. He poured in three birdies in a 4-hole span from the 13th. Day birdied the 18th to make the turn at minus-5.

The Englishman followed his birdie on 18 with three consecutive birdies from the first. Day wrapped pars at four and six around a birdie on the fifth. He jumped into a share of the lead with back-to-back birdies at seven and eight. Day parred his last to cap a bogey-free round.

Barnes also played the back nine first on Friday, and he opened with a birdie. After five straight pars, he birdied the 16th. Barnes notched birdies at the 18th and the first to move to minus-6.

The 26-year-old made birdie on the par-3 third and followed with back-to-back pars. Barnes wrapped up his round with four consecutive birdies from the sixth to soar into a share of the lead.

NOTES: Stephen Carney, who struggled to an 80 in round one, matched Day's 62 in round two and that helped Carney make the cut by a stroke ... The cut line fell at 1-under-par 143 with 69 players moving on to the weekend ... Josh Person and Joel Dahmen, who have combined to win the first three events, both made it to the weekend.

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