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Brooks Koepka, with European T our card, making most out of a visit home

  • Brooks Koepka watches his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Brooks Koepka watches his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooks Koepka measures his putt on the ninth green during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Brooks Koepka measures his putt on the ninth green during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooks Koepka, left, shakes hands with Brice Garnett after they both finished their rounds on the ninth green during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Brooks Koepka, left, shakes hands with Brice Garnett after they both finished their rounds on the ninth green during the second round of the Frys.com Open golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

After a year spent traveling the world, Brooks Koepka suddenly is in a position to play a lot more golf at home.

Koepka surged to the top of the leaderboard Friday in the Frys.com Open with a 7-under 64. He had a two-shot lead among the early finishers at CordeValle.

The 23-year-old Floridian had no status at the start of the season and decided to work his way up through the Challenge Tour in Europe. He won three times to earn a full European Tour card. If he were to win the Frys.com Open — his first start in a regular PGA Tour event — Koepka would have a PGA Tour card, too.

He was two shots ahead of Robert Garrigus (63) and Jim Herman (66).