Jonas Blixt took control of the Charles Schwab Challenge after claiming a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage on Friday.
Swedish golfer Blitx carded a six-under-par 64 to sit atop the leaderboard after round two at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Blixt – who is chasing his fourth PGA Tour win and first since claiming the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans – enjoyed a bogey-free round with four birdies and a hole-out for eagle on the par-four 17th.
The impressive hole-out put Blixt one stroke ahead of Kevin Na and Tony Finau, who are tied for second position, at nine under.
Eagle hole-out for the solo leader.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2019
Finau had the 18-hole lead but still remains in contention despite a bogey staining his scorecard early in the round. He played steady golf the rest of the way to finish two-under 68.
Na, who has had success at the Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas, shot a 62 for the best round of the day.
Rory Sabbatini has sole possession of fourth place at six under, a stroke ahead of former world number one Jordan Spieth.
Spieth – who was tied for third at the US PGA Championship – posted a 70 to be level alongside Nick Watney (68), Jim Furyk (66), C.T. Pan (67) and Jason Dufner (68).
The three-time major champion had another good day putting. Spieth had a career first when he made three putts from outside 40 feet in a single tournament.
Defending champion Justin Rose was able to make the cut after his three-under-par 67 left him one over after 36 holes.
A strong finish to Round 2 for @JordanSpieth.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 25, 2019
While Rose qualified for the weekend, the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele and Zach Johnson missed the cut.