Eric Lilleboe of Okemos finished 6-under 66 Tuesday and leads after two rounds of the 101st Michigan Open Championship at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
Lilleboe’s 66 put him at 8-under 136 at the halfway point of the championship.
He had a two-shot lead on amateur Jake Kneen of White Lake, who shot 68, and was three shots up on two-time champion and first-round co-leader Tom Gillis of Lake Orion, who shot 70, and 2016 champion Jeff Bronkema of Caledonia, who shot 68.
“The wedges were really good,” Lilleboe said. “I’ve made a lot of confident swings. I’ve been working on my game and I feel good about it right now.”
Tom Werkmeister of Grandville, the 2013 champion and a PGA Tour Champions player, shot 67 for 140 and was tied with James Holley of Howell, a mini-tour pro who shot 71 after sharing the first-round lead with Gillis.
The 36-hole cut fell at 154 with 76 players moving on to Wednesday’s third round. The tournament continues through Thursday.