Brendan Steele came back Friday with a 2-under-par 69 to shoot an even-par 142 on the Colonial Country Club course in Bethesda to make the 36-hole cut on the number. It was his 14th cut made in 18 events this season.

As usual, he gained strokes on the field tee-to-green, but gave back strokes with his putter. He sank two near 7-footers, but only one longer — an 11 foot, 6 incher at the 18th green, which he played in his first nine.

Brendan will be playing to climb the ladder Saturday and Sunday. He already has eight top-20 finishes in 17 tournaments this season. We’re guessing he will need perhaps a pair of 68s to accomplish his ninth top-20 this weekend.

B tees off Saturday morning at 5:13 PDT.

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