"Most of my play today I was staying in the moment, playing well, staying positive and trying to stay aggressive because the scores are low," said Gove, who birdied two of his first three holes and then reeled off eight straight pars. "You've got to stay patient. You have to just wait for your next little run."
Turning Stone, with a purse of $6 million, kicks off a new seven-tournament run called the PGA Fall Series that will decide the final money leaders list. The top 125 players retain fully exempt status to play on Tour in 2008, and the Fall Series determines Nos. 31 through 125.
After two rounds, a shakeup near the bubble was at hand.
Steve Allan (69), who began the tournament at No. 125 in earnings, improved on his first round by seven shots but failed to make the cut, as did Joe Durant (No. 121) Bob Heintz (No. 122), Doug LaBelle II (No. 124), John Merrick (No. 127), Frank Lickliter II (No. 130), Jason Dufner (No. 132), Ryan Palmer (No. 136), and Tripp Isenhour (No. 137).
Four players near the cutoff - Ryan Armour (No. 123), Bill Haas (No. 126), Alex Cejka (No. 128), and Johnson Wagner (No. 131) - will play on the weekend. And Wagner, Haas, and Cejka were in position for a decent payday come Sunday.
Divots: Eric Manning, in his first season as assistant pro at Yahnundasis Golf Club in nearby New Hartford, had an opening 69 in just his third PGA event, but missed the cut after a second-round 73. ... The cut was at 4-under 140, the second-lowest on the PGA Tour this year. The Wyndham Championship was 5 under.