Less than four months into his professional career Brad Boyle will sleep on a lead before a final round for the first time on Wednesday night.
The 22 year-old from Kingston, Ontario leads the NGA Tour Carolina Winter Series event at Crow Creek GC (par 72, 7101 yards) in Calabash, North Carolina after opening with rounds of 68 and 66.
That ten under par total of 134 puts him one ahead of his nearest pursuer, Chip Lynn, with just eighteen holes left to play on Thursday. The players sharing third are three back of Boyle at 147.
Just last week, after a tie for 14th place on the same tour, Boyle told Flagstick that he was excited about playing at Crow Creek because he liked the golf course. He thought he could play well there and it seems his assessment was right. His opening round included two eagles while his second round card was a clean one with six birdies and twelve pars on the card.
First prize for the tournament should be just over $5,000. If he can close out the win that would provide a nice boost to Boyle who has made two cuts in the three events he has played this Fall on the NGA Tour to earn $1162.50. After this event Boyle will take a quick break and a visit home to Canada for the holidays before returning to play in all five NGA Tour Carolina Winter Series events scheduled for January, 2013.
Boyle earned non-exempt status on PGA TOUR Canada this past September at the Fall Qualifying School.