Steve Saunders made eight birdies and three bogeys Saturday to shoot 5-under 67 and take the halfway lead at Q-School. He’s at 17-under 199 (67-65-67) and three shots ahead of Jimmy Gunn and Scott Pinckney. Saunders birdied his final four holes at PGA West’s TPC Stadium Course.
Saunders, 26, was a 2009 All-American at New Mexico. He comes from a golf family. His younger brother, Sam, also played college golf at New Mexico, as did two of his uncles. His father, Dave, played golf at New Mexico State. Dave Saunders owns the Albuquerque-based Golf Mart.
“I was basically going to learn how to play whether I wanted to or not, as long as I was physically capable of doing. I happened to love it, and took it and ran with it,” said Saunders, who missed the cut in all four PGA TOUR Canada starts he made in 2013.