SYDNEY, N.S. - Joel Dahmen shot a 3-under par 69 on Friday to take a three-shot lead after two rounds at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic.
Dahmen had five birdies and an eagle, but made a double bogey at his last hole of the day to post a 13-under par total of 131 for two rounds.
"Dinner's going to have a little sour taste to it after a double on the last, but I'm hitting it really well and I feel good about my game," said Dahmen. "I'm happy with the way I hit the ball and chipped whenever I did miss a green over the first two days."
Dahmen's 3-stroke lead matched the largest 36-hole lead on PGA Tour Canada this season
Stephen Gangluff is alone in second, one shot back, after carding a 68. David Skins also shot a 68, and is four shots back at 135.
Vancouver's Ryan Williams is a tie for fourth place with Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., and Hugo Leon. They are six strokes back at 137.
Yohann Benson of Montreal is eight shots back. Riley Wheeldon of Comox, B.C., and James Allenby of Langley, B.C., are 10 back at 141.
The second round was suspended due to darkness, with one group left to finish Saturday morning.