Despite improving his round by four strokes and shooting even for the day, Banks did not make the cut at the Nova Scotia Open – his first Web.com Tour Event.
Banks got off to a fine start, with three birdies on the front nine, including back-to-back birds on holes four and five. He’d bogey number eight before birdying again on nine to take a 2-under into the back half at Ashburn.
After a bogey on 13, Banks bounced back with a birdie on 14, before things started coming undone. He’d bogey the next three holes, dropping back to even for the day and 4-over for the tournament.
After two rounds, the cut line was drawn at even par. Canadian Roger Sloan tied for the lead after day two, shooting a second round 65 – two strokes better than his previous day. Jose deJesus Rodriguez, who held a two-stroke lead after the first, shot a 69 on the day. Both are tied at 10-under.
Adam Svensson, the other golfer to get an amateur exception, finished tied with Banks at 4-over.
Banks notched five birdies on Friday, en route to shooting a 71 for the round. In contrast, Rodriguez drained three birdies while maintaining a share of the lead.
Tee times for round three at Ashburn kick off at 12 noon, with Sloan and Rodriguez hitting the field at 2:10 p.m.