In La Quinta, Calif., Vaughn Taylor was the lone player among the seven locals in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to break par in the second round.
The Evans resident didn’t just break par – he shot 8-under 64 to move into second place in the 108-hole tournament.
Taylor, a PGA Tour veteran with two tour titles, had nine birdies to go with one bogey, which came on the final hole.
With four rounds to go at PGA West, Taylor is at 12-under 132, or one behind leader Meen Whee Kim (66-63).
The top 25 finishers and ties from the 172 starters will earn PGA Tour playing privileges, or tour cards, for the 2013 season.
The next 50 will earn Web.com Tour cards for 2013 and the remainder receive conditional status on the
Taylor is the only local in the top 25 after Henrik Norlander, who was tied for ninth place after an opening 69, fell back into a tie for 71st place after 74.
Patrick Reed is tied for 127th place after 75 on Thursday, Kevin Kisner is tied for 142nd place after 75, Scott Parel is tied for 156th place after 75, Stephen Poole is tied for 161st place after 77 and Scott Brown is tied for 168th place after 76.