Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2007 00:02 Monday, 03 December 2007 01:14
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Frank Lickliter II shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday at Orange County National to take a five-stroke lead after the fifth of six rounds in the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament. The top 25 finishers and ties will earn 2008 PGA Tour cards, while the next number of players nearest 50 will get full Nationwide Tour exemptions. The remaining players in the 166-man field will receive conditional Nationwide Tour status.
Bryan DeCorso of Guelph, Ont., fell 27 places into a tie for 42nd after a round of 1-over 73 at the Panther Lake course. He was at 10 under overall going into the final round.
Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., was one stroke behind DeCorso, climbing into a tie for 52nd after a 2-under 70.
Lee Curry of Kemptville, Ont., had a round of 2 under at the Crooked Cat course but was tied for 121st , while Ian Leggatt of Cambridge, Ont., had a solid round of 8-under 64 at Panther Lake but was well back in a tie for 133rd.
The 38-year-old Lickliter, a two-time winner on the tour, had a 28-under 264 total. He played the Panther Lake course in the fifth round.
Brett Rumford (68) was second, Chris Stroud (64) was third at 22 under, and Jason Allred (72) followed at 21 under. Tommy Gainey (69), Travis Perkins (69) and Tag Ridings (67) were 20 under. They all played at Panther Lake.