After 36 holes at The Championship at Wintergreen Resort, Crookston's Travis Ross was two shots off the lead after a -3, 69 round Thursday at Stoney Creek Golf Club, putting him at -11 for the championship.
Peter Malnati set the course record with a 63 Thursday, a record that Ross tied in the opening round on Wednesday.
Like his opening round, Ross had just one bogey Thursday. He carded three birdies on the front nine and one on the back.
Through nine holes on Friday, Ross picked up two more birdies in a bogey-free front nine. He is now three shots back of Malnati, who is now -16 after nine holes thanks to an eagle on the ninth.
The championship concludes Saturday.