Nationwide Tour: Mills, Baryla share lead


CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Two of the men at the top of the leaderboard midway through the Mark Christopher Charity Classic need no introduction.

Canadians Jon Mills (68) and Chris Baryla (66) each shared the lead Friday at the Nationwide Tour event with Jeff Wood.

Mills, who won two weeks ago in Idaho, is already assured of finishing in the top-25 on the money list and earning a PGA Tour card for next season. A win would give him an outside shot at capturing the tour’s order of merit.

The stakes are even higher for Baryla. He entered the week in 65th on the money list but would move very close to the top 25 — and PGA Tour — with a victory. The native of Vernon, B.C., lost in a playoff at the Henrico County Open earlier this year and has yet to win on the Nationwide Tour.

Bryn Parry of North Vancouver shot a second-round 69 and also made the cut.

Brad Fritsch (74) of Manotick, Ont., teenager Richard Lee (70) of Vancouver, David Morland IV (74) of Aurora, Ont., and Ian Leggatt (76) of Cambridge, Ont., failed to qualify for the weekend.

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