Newman, who opened with 66, had 70 in the second round and is tied for 10th, five shots off Adam Mitchell's lead.
Newman played his first round at the par-71 Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C., and played the second round at the par-72 River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C.
Seven other area golfers also made the cut, which fell at 142. Jay Haas Jr., (70-67) is tied for 15th, Kevin Grady (68-70) and David Robinson (65-73) are tied for 19th, Kyle Bradley (68-71) is tied for 27th, Cortland Lowe (73-67) and Stephen Poole (71-69) are tied for 38th and Mitch Krywulycz (68-73) is tied for 51st.
Area players missing the cut were Scott Parel (70-73), Dane Burkhart (77-70) and Brad Arrington (78-72), who did ace the 17th hole.