In the second round of the Carlton Woods Invitational, Brian Blanchard fired a 3-under 69 to leap-frog first-round leader and defending champion Joseph Deraney. Blanchard now leads by one shot after 36 holes at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.
Blanchard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished T-8 at this event last year. After two rounds this year, he is at 3-under 141. Crucial in his 3-under 69 were three birdies in his opening eight holes. With a birdie at No. 17, Blanchard took the lead.