LA QUINTA, Calif. — Jason Allred climbed up the leaderboard in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Thursday, shooting a 2-under par 70 on the Nicklaus Tournament course at PGA West.

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Jason Allred climbed up the leaderboard in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Thursday, shooting a 2-under par 70 on the Nicklaus Tournament course at PGA West.

Allred was tied for 57th place through two of the six rounds, up from 126th following an opening-round 73 on the Stadium course. The Stadium course is playing roughly 21/2 strokes harder than the Nicklaus, and winds of 20 to 25 mph made it even more challenging.

The top 25 players and ties earn cards on the 2012 PGA circuit. Allred's 143 is three shots off that cut line; there are 29 players at 140 or better.

Allred had two birdies on each side Thursday, getting to 3 under through 11 holes and staying there until a bogey 5 on the 18th hole knocked him back. The hole is 453 yards and has played the toughest on the course through two days with a stroke average of 4.325.

Had Allred managed par there, he would have been one of only three players in the 171-man field to go without a bogey in the second round. Harris English did so on the Nicklaus track, with a 67, and Matt Jones did so at the Stadium with a 68.

Allred returns to the Stadium course today for a 8:28 a.m. tee time. His playing partners are Charlie Beljan and Andrew Svoboda.

Girls Basketball

MERLIN — Allison Shulenberger racked up 21 points and nine rebounds to help the Ashland girls basketball team grab its second nonconference win in as many days with a 57-28 victory over North Valley on Thursday.

The Grizzlies (2-0) received 14 points and eight rebounds from Sarah Pavlich and got eight points and eight boards from Shelby Minor.

The Knights were led by Kenzie Schmoll's 15 points.

ASHLAND (57) — Shulenberger 21, Sad. Kasiah 4, Sar. Kasiah 2, Minor 8, Cochrane 2, Williams 4, Zehran 2, Pavlich 14. Totals: 28 1-13 57.

NORTH VALLEY (28) — Schmoll 15, Gronhalm 4, D'Arpino 0, McElheran 4, Sanders 1, Werner 0, Scott 2, Wolsey 0, Dart 0, Mohr 2. Totals: 10 8-20 28.

Ashland 13 14 20 10 — 57

North Valley 3 8 9 8 — 28

JV result — Ashland won.