J.T. Poston established a healthy lead after opening round 62 on Friday with a par 6 under 65 and two rounds of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.
Poston has won four early birdies. He was on the 2nd to 5th holes on his way to reach 15 under 127 in the second round. After McCarthy shoots his 65 and moves to 11 under, he leads Denny McCarthy four strokes.
PGA Tour rookie Christopher Gotterp (67), Monday qualifier Krisnegel (66), Austrian Matthias Schwab (65) and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo (64) are under 10 3rd place is Thailand.
Poston's approach game and putting were dialed in the same way on Friday. Three of his birdie putts were inside 3 feet and the other just below 5 feet. However, he also knocked in 42 1/2 feet, uphill, from left to right for a birdie on 9th par 4.
Poston finished second in the Travelers Championship last week and is aiming for his first victory on the tour since August 2019.
"Whenever I'm in a fight, I've been leading for the first time since Thursday or Sunday's back nine. Whenever I wake up, I'm nervous," he said. "There is some pressure. Thankfully, I've been in that position several times in my career and I know I can do that."
McCarthy said Bogey. Rolled to 6 birdies without and dominated second place. The 29-year-old has never won the PGA Tour.
Gotterup has made his fourth start since turning professional. While playing at Oklahoma, he won the Fred Haskins and Jack Nicklaus Awards for College Golf of the Year, and then three times in his first three starts, including 43rd place tie at the US Open. I made two of the cuts.
After opening Thursday at Career Low 65, Gotterup posted a Friday card featuring four birdies, two bogies and Eagle 2 on the 14th of Par 4. He reached the green on a 351-yard drive and made a 41-foot putt for the eagle.
"Obviously, there's still a long way to go here, but when I graduated from college, I thought my game would be transformed into professional golf very well," Gotterup said. I am. "Look at the guys who hit quite far. I've really improved the wedge game in the last few years, so when I hit the fairway, a lot of wedges came into the green.
" So I'm comfortable, and if I hit it well, I don't know why I shouldn't play well. "
8 players including Maverick McNeely and Kelly Craft Was tied for 7th place with 9 unders and shot 63 seconds in the low round of the day.
Defending champion Lucas Glover rebounded from 74 to 66 in the first round on Friday, falling two under, but missed the cut by one stroke.
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