Brian Decorso was tied for 31st after the first round in the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic, but followed that up with a second-round low score of 63 to take over the lead at 10-under-par 132 heading into weekend play.
Decorso, who has one win on the Web.com Tour and ranks 131st on the 2012 money list, holds a one-shot lead over first-round leader Kevin Foley, Benoit Beisser and Christopher DeForest, with defending champion James Nitties and two others tied for fifth with two-day scores of eight-under 133.
Decorso had a total of nine birdies and one bogey on his round-two scorecard to go with his first-day score of 69. Former Kansas State golfer Aaron Watkins and Jason Gore, who shared the lead on Day One of the tournament before play was suspended because of afternoon rain and darkness but fell into a tie for second when first-round play was completed on Friday morning, had Friday scores of 71 and 70, respectively, to fall off of the leaderboard.
The cutline for the weekend ended up being two-under par 140, with 67 players making the cut. Notables who missed the cut were former PGA Tour player Notah Begay III and Kansas City-area golfers Michael Letzig and Sean Dougherty. Letzig shot 75 on Friday for a two-round total of 147 and Dougherty followed up a 73 on Thursday with a seven-over 78 on Friday for a total score of 151.
Third-round play will commence at 8 a.m. on Saturday.