SILVIS, Ill. – JT Poston pulled a 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic of the PGA Tour.
After a second-place tie last week in Connecticut, Poston managed the second par 5 and had seven birdies in a bogey-free round in TPC Deere Run.
“It’s obviously why you practice and why you work as much as you do in your game,” Poston said. “Every time you can have those rounds where you really do it low and no mistakes, no bogey is an extra. That’s why you work on it and why you practice like we do.”
Canadian Michael Gligic was second at 64, playing in the last group of the day off the first tee. Vaughn Taylor and Christopher Gotterup followed with 65. Ricky Barnes, Denny McCarthy, Chris Naegel and Dylan Frittelli shot 66.
“I’ve been struggling a little bit physically and I haven’t been very good,” Taylor said. “But upon coming in here I said to myself, ‘You know, I know this course, how to play it. You’re just going to do it. That’s how I did it today. I try not to think too much and play golf.”
Poston won the 2019 Wyndham Championship for his only PGA Tour title.
“I’d say it’s been in a good place in recent months,” Poston said. “I just didn’t see the results. So, Hilton Head, I had a good week. Wells Fargo, good week. Last week, playing well. So I think he’s starting to come together and see the results and see the shots and get that back. confidence in my ball stroke.
Zach Johnson, a native of Iowa, the 2012 winner, opened with a wind of 69 in the afternoon in his twentieth consecutive start at the event.
“It’s as hard as I’ve seen playing this golf course in a long time,” Johnson said. “Sure, he got some roll, so if you landed him on the fairway he was going to bounce, which is fun. But it’s fun. It was hard.”
Defending champion Lucas Glover shot 74.
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JT Poston shoots 62, leads John Deere Classic by 2 strokes
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