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With a PGA Tour card up for grabs, Australia's Curtis Luck and Rhein Gibson need no bigger incentive to go low in the penultimate Korn Ferry Tour Finals event in Columbus.
Midway through the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, the Australians are locked in a seven-way tie for second - one shot behind joint leaders David Lipsky and Stephan Jaeger.
Luck and Gibson both shot second-round 67s on Friday to match their opening 66s to be nine under for the tournament.
The Korn Ferry Tour is currently projecting players who finish two-way T5 or better in a Finals event to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards available via The Finals 25.
Those PGA Tour cards will be awarded at the conclusion of next week's Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance.
Hence the race is on in a crowded leaderboard.
Luck mixed six birdies and two bogeys in his round while Gibson enjoyed a bogey-free run to go with his four birdies.
One shot behind them is compatriot Brett Drewitt, who has already earned his card.
Drewitt put together a bogey-free six-under 65 to climb 33 spots to be joint 10th.
Overnight leaders Jaeger and Lipsky, who fired matching two-under 69s to reach 10-under, battled through difficult rounds Friday morning.
"Really there was nothing going today. It was kind of a grind," Jaeger said. "I'm right there where I need to be, and (I'm) about to go on the range to do a little bit of work and get it figured out for this weekend, and try to keep that hot putter running."
"Just because I didn't really hit it that good or putt any good doesn't mean I'm going to lose confidence. I'm happy where I'm at."
Lipsky played the second round with a demo driver after he and his caddie discovered a crack in his usual driver on their final hole Thursday.
Ironically, Lipsky hit 11 of 14 fairways Friday, three more than he did in the opening round.
"It was working alright, just didn't have the same flight," Lipsky said. "It was probably going five to eight yards shorter than my driver, but it was good enough. My iron play is good right now, so that's all that matters."