ORLANDO, Fla. — Scott Verplank shot his second straight 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Disney, the final official PGA Tour event of the season.
Steve Marino (66) and Troy Matteson (68) were tied for second, but the real drama was at the bottom of the standings.
Friday was cut day in the event that ends the race for spots in the top 125 on the final money list, the cutoff for full 2009 PGA Tour.
Bob Tway, who played with Verplank and shot a 62 after a first-round 73, made the cut and needs to finish in the top 12 to make the top 125. Tway, ranked 131st, and Verplank combined for 20 birdies on the Palm Course.
Erik Compton, who's had two heart transplants and got a sponsor exemption, shot a 68 and made the cut by two strokes.