Twin 64's Propel Billy Horschel to McGladrey Lead

With all the media attention set on the race for the PGA Tour Money Title between Luke Donald and Webb Simpson, Billy Horschel decided he needed to step it up to get noticed this week at the McGladrey Classic.

He went out and fired back-to-back rounds of six-under 64's to grab the out right lead and headlines, heading into the weekend.

The 24-year old from Melbourne, Florida is sitting two strokes ahead of Simpson and Michael Thompson.

Horschel carded only one bogey today en route to his second consecutive round of 64. He tacked on five birdies and an eagle on the par-five, 15th hole which began an eagle, birdie, par, birdie finish in round two.

The former Florida Gator has teed it up in 23 PGA Tour events in 2011, making the cut in just 10 of those events.

His best finish came last week at the Open where he ended up in a tie for seventh place in San Jose.

He does however have two top-10's and five top-25 finishes in his 10 cuts made this season.

Currently No. 139 on the PGA Tour money list, Horschel is trying to make enough to get inside that illusive top-125 and secure his playing privileges for 2012.

Also, trying to stay inside the top-150 to avoid two full stages of Q-School.

"I'm not worried about No. 139," Horschel said after his round. "I'm worried about playing well."

He has done that very thing so far in the first two rounds.

With a victory this weekend in Sea Island would guarantee Horschel's goal of making back to the PGA Tour next season.

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