The 25-year-old American had a 15-point round to reach 26 points for two trips around the high-altitude course at Montreux Golf and Country Club.
The scoring system awards eight points for double eagle, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie and deducts a point for a bogey and three points for a double bogey or worse.
Stuart Appleby sits alone in second after a six-birdie, two-bogey round. Greg Owen, Luke List, Ben Martin and Dicky Pride are all tied for third at 23 points. First-round leader John Huh had two birdies and two bogeys to drop into a tie for 19th with 16 points.
David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., was tied for 28th at 15 points, while Ottawa’s Brad Fritsch and Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., were in a group tied for 60th at 10 points.
Play was delayed for over an hour due to rain and lightning in the area.