Canadian Taylor Pendrith shoots 2 under 70, sits sixth at halfway point


Taylor Pendrith from Richmond Hill, Ont. hits off the 18th tee during first round of play at the Canadian Open golf championship Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson / CP)

BERTHOUD, Colo. — Canadian Taylor Pendrith is halfway to his best finish of the Korn Ferry Tour season.

Pendrith, of Richmond Hill, Ont., shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday to reach 6 under through two rounds at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes _ leaving him in a tie for sixth place four strokes back of leader Will Zalatoris.

Pendrith began the day in eighth after an opening-round 68.

He birdied Nos. 3, 5 and 7 on Thursday to climb the leaderboard but fell out of the top four when he bogeyed No. 17.

Zalatoris got to 10 under with back-to-back 67s.

Pendrith’s best finish this season came two weeks ago at The King and Bear Classic at World Golf Village, where he placed 14th.

Pendrith is the top-ranked Canadian on the second-tier Korn Ferry Tour, sitting 49th.

Meanwhile, Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., is 3 under following a 68 and Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald shot 71 to get through the cut at 1-under.

Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., shot 74-76 to finish 6-over par, missing the projected 1-under cutline.

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