Lashley shot a 5-under 67 to follow his opening-round 63.
The 36-year-old, whose career finally seems ready to blossom after a family tragedy and early struggles as a professional saw him nearly walk away from golf completely, leads on 23-under 193 ahead of J.T. Poston (66).
Lashley, who is from Nebraska, made a living as a real estate agent after graduating from college and his playing career started, stopped and resumed again. "I hit the ball nice, I hit a lot of fairways, I hit a lot of greens". Had a lot of opportunities and made some of them, missed some of them. Today was much more under control, I just was a little off with the game.
A win on Sunday would bring a sense of security Lashley hasn't been able to have for most of his career, including exemptions to all Tour events, invitations to major championships and a two-year extension on the status of his Tour card. He is ranked 353rd in the world.
On the 459-yard par-4 12th hole, Hideki Matsuyama reached the green in 2 and sunk a 28-foot putt for birdie.
He finished with 10 birdies and two bogeys on the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.
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Woodland, making his first appearance since winning at Pebble Beach, birdied the same three holes, as well as the 13th, and he certainly needed that strong finish for a one-over 73 as his recent busy off-course schedule appeared to be taking its toll with six bogeys and just one birdie over the first 11 holes. J.T. Poston (63) and Ryan Armour (69) were another stroke back.
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Rookie Cameron Champ played one of the best stretches on the PGA Tour this season, matching the lowest nine-hole score and the longest birdie-eagle streak. When you get on a run like that, you want to keep it together.
Six shots off the pace are Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed, who both shot 68s in each of the first two rounds.
European - Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa shot a 2-under 69 to increase his lead to five strokes in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Sotogrande, Spain. His second round included six birdies against one bogey, highlighted by a hole-out from the greenside bunker on No. 15.