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Albany's Broadaway shoots 2-under, moves up 7 spots at Nationwide Tour Championship

Josh Broadaway is closing in on his PGA Tour card after moving to a tie for 23rd after Day 2 of the Nationwide Tour Championship.

Josh Broadaway is closing in on his PGA Tour card after moving to a tie for 23rd after Day 2 of the Nationwide Tour Championship.

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Instead of staring down the barrel of impossible mission, Albany golf pro Josh Broadaway is looking forward to the weekend.

This after Broadaway had his best round in nearly a month Friday, shooting 2-under on Day 2 of the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship to move from a tie for 30th in the 60-player field after the first round to a tie for 24th in the crucial second round. Broadaway needs a strong finish this week to move up on the Nationwide Tour's money list, where the Top 25 at the end of this tournament automatically earn their PGA Tour card. Broadaway entered the season finale at No. 27.

"I'm just staying patient this week because I know I'm gonna play 72 holes," Broadaway said in a text message to The Herald about the fact that all players in the field for the Tour Championship play through the weekend because there is no cut. "I'm hitting the ball really solid and my putter feels great in my hand."

Broadaway (2-under for the tourney) is just $4,391 behind Billy Hurley III, who is 25th on the money list and currently tied for 31st in the tourney. But Broadaway insists he isn't worried about anybody else's round but his own, and won't be scoreboard watching until after the 18th hole Sunday.

"It's too early to say where I need to finish (because) so many crazy things can happen, so I just have to keep playing solid -- one shot at a time -- and see where we are when we finish on Sunday," he said. "(Regardless of what happens), tell everyone (back home) thanks for all the support and to pull hard!! We'll get it done!"

Daniel Chopra and Jason Kokrak (-10) are tied for the tournament lead.