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Allred makes cut with 3-under 68

BOGOTA, Colombia — Jason Allred shot a second-round 68 Friday and made the cut in the Nationwide Tour's season-opening event, the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship.

The 3-under-par round at Country Club de Bogota left the 31-year-old Ashland native in a tie for 35th place. It came on the heels of an opening 73, which had him tied for 76th place.

He's 1 under for the tournament, and the cut to the final two rounds was 1 over.

Leader Billy Horschel's 10-under 132 total broke the tournament's 36-hole record and left him two shots in front of Brian Smock, who bogeyed his final hole for a round of 68.

Allred had one of the earliest tee times, and some 40 players had yet to tee off at the time he finished his round, which included four birdies and one bogey.

He started on the 10th hole, and two of his birdies came down stretch on his 15th and 16th holes.

Allred, who starts today's third round just four strokes out of the top 10, is on one of the top pro tours for the first time since 2008, when he competed on the PGA Tour.

He's in the first group on the No. 1 tee today with playing partners Will Wilcox and Wes Roach. They begin at 8 a.m. local time (5 a.m. Pacific).

Rookie Erik Flores, making his first career start on Tour, also shot a 3-under 68 and shows no signs of the jitters. His 7-under 135 score puts him tied for third with Australian Michael Sim, the 2009 Nationwide player of the year.

Andrew Svoboda (66) and first-round co-leader Peter Lonard (70) share fifth place, four shots back.