Nationwide Tour

Lunde, Sucher share Albertsons Boise Open lead

Boise, ID ( - Bill Lunde fired a 10-under 61 on Friday to vault into a share of the lead of the Albertsons Boise Open.

Lunde was joined at 15-under-par 127 by Zack Sucher, who carded a 4-under 67 during his second round at Hillcrest Country Club.

Lunde has one career win on the Tour, while Sucher is seeking his first win on tour.

Steven Alker (66) is alone in third place at 14-under. Steve Wheatcroft (66) and Chase Wright (66) are tied for fourth at 12-under 130, a shot ahead of Ryan Blaum (65) and Nick Taylor (68).

Lunde opened his round with a bogey at the first, but bounced back in impressive fashion with five straight birdies from the second to race to 9- under.

He then followed a par at the seventh with another gain at the eighth to make the turn at minus-10. After he picked up another shot at the 11th, Lunde jumped to 13-under with a hole-in-one at the 13th.

"Credit goes to my caddie," Lunde said about his ace. "I didn't think it was a full 5-iron but I also didn't think a 6 would get there. He was right. It landed about six-to-eight feet from the hole and just went in."

A bogey at the 14th briefly halted his momentum, but he again responded in style with three straight birdies to reach 15-under. He parred the last to claim the clubhouse lead.

Sucher parred the first before rolling in consecutive birdies at the second and third. He later birdied the seventh to make the turn at 14-under.

Bogeys at the 10th and 13th around a birdie at the 11th dropped him back to minus-13, but he poured in back-to-back birdies at the 16th and 17th to claim a share of the lead.

Sucher had a chance to claim the outright lead with a 7-foot birdie putt at the last, but could not convert to remain tied heading into the weekend.

"I had one on the line I wanted to play," Sucher said about the last putt. "I thought we could go inside of it, but I wasn't comfortable with the line. If I hit it harder I would have made it."

Alker posted five birdies during his bogey-free round to finish a shot off the pace.

NOTES: Lunde's 61 was his lowest round on the Tour. His previous low of 62 came in the second round of the 2008 Chattanooga Classic ... Lunde won the 2008 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational on the Tour to go along with a victory at the PGA Tour's 2010 Turning Stone Resort Championship ... Lunde's ace was the 27th in tournament history, which is more than any other event on the Tour schedule ... Sucher's career-best finish on tour is a tie for second at the 2013 South Georgia Classic ... The cut line fell at 6-under 136, with 68 players advancing to the weekend.

07/18 22:52:04 ET

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