Drewitt not only shares the lead in the tournament – the third in the four event Finals Series – he has also put himself on track to climb into the top 25 money winners who will play the PGA Tour in season 2019.
Seven birdies and an eagle against a lone bogey saw the Inverell native leapfrog 36 players and if he holds on to win he is projected to jump to second on the money list.
Drewitt is part of a three way tie at the top alongside American Alex Prugha nd Korea's Sangmoon Bae with two players sharing fourth one shot further back.
One of eight Australians playing the four tournament Finals series, Drewitt is easily the best placed heading to the weekend.
Aaron Baddeley is next on the leaderboard after jumping into the top 10 with two birdies in his last four holes and will head to the weekend T8.
Cameron Percy signed for an impressive 64 to jump 78 Players and be T18, the Victorian having just six pars on his scorecard as he amassed nine birdies and two bogies in what was the equal second best score of the day behind Drewitt.
"I've got some goals set mentally for myself, that I've struggled with a bit this year. I just want to play the best golf that I can."
69-63, and he holds the lead. pic.twitter.com/91y8IMzJFq— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) September 14, 2018
Curtis Luck, Rhein Gibson, John Senden and Stuart Appleby are the others to qualify for the weekend while Cameron Davis missed out by a single shot.
Davis, however, is guaranteed to finish in the top 25 after earning enough money in the first event of the series with a third place finish in Ohio.
Curtis Luck also appeared to have all but locked up his card after finishing fifth at that opening event but a missed cut the following week saw him slide down the standings.
It was a frustrating even par second round for the former US Amateur champion with two birdies against two bogeys dropping him from T11 overnight to T38.
While still projected inside the top 25 the West Australian will be desperate to climb as high up the rankings as possible as positions on the money list dictate the number of starts graduates receive early in the new PGA Tour season.
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