Baryla shoots 61, leads PGA Tour Q-School

Chris Baryla during Round 2 of PGA Tour Q-School.
Chris Baryla during Round 2 of PGA Tour Q-School. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. – Chris Baryla has taken a big step toward getting a PGA Tour card.

He leads by one stroke after two rounds of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament after shooting an 11-under 61.

Baryla tied for 65th after the first round. After Thursday’s round at the Crooked Cat course at Orange County National he is at 10-under 133. He is a shot ahead of Ben Martin, who had a 68.

Brett Waldman bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 72, leaving him seven shots behind. Waldman is the caddie for Camilo Villegas who had to go through pre-qualifying and two other stages to reach the Q-school finals.

The top 25 after six rounds earn PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 are exempt on the Nationwide Tour.