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Matteson holds slender lead

2012-07-14 06:55

Silvis - American Troy Matteson followed a blistering opening round with a less spectacular but solid second day carding a three-under 68 on Friday to hold a one-shot lead at the midway point of the John Deere Classic here in Illinois.

Matteson, who posted a flawless 10-under 61 to open the tournament, turned in another polished effort on the TPC Deere Run layout mixing four birdies with his only bogey through two rounds for a two-day total of 13-under 129.

"If you told me I was going to get 13-under after two rounds I would have taken it and not even teed it up," Matteson told reporters. "It was tough today.

"When I came out I was a little bit more apprehensive after shooting a low one yesterday and obviously I wanted to put a low one out there today.

"It's just always tough when you shoot a low one to come to the golf course the next day...all in all I felt pretty good with what we did today."

Lurking one shot back are compatriots Brian Harman (65) and Jeff Maggert who charged up the leaderboard with an error-free nine-under 62 that included five birdies over his last nine holes to get to 12-under 130.

Two behind the leader are Briton Gary Christian (66) and Americans JJ Henry (64), Robert Garrigus (66) and Ricky Barnes (67), who missed a chance to join Maggert with a bogey at his final hole of the day the par four ninth.

Champion Steve Stricker, who is looking to become just the fifth men's player to win the same tournament in four consecutive years, sits one shot further adrift at 10-under after signing for a four-under 67.

"I'm three back right now...but the scores are low, 13-under is leading," said Stricker. "You got to believe it could be somewhere around that 20 (under) mark, so that means I've got to shoot 10 more under on the weekend.

"That's a couple good rounds again, or more...I would like to get a nice couple good rounds in. I'm in a good spot."

Fan favourite John Daly, who had made the cut in five of his six starts this season and was coming off a solid tie for 12th at the Greenbrier Classic, failed to make the weekend missing the four-under cut by two strokes. 

Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour John Deere Classic at the par-71 course on Friday in Silvis, Illinois:

The cut was set at 138.


129 Troy Matteson (U.S.) 61 68 130 Jeff Maggert (U.S.) 68 62
Brian Harman (U.S.) 65 65 131 J.J. Henry (U.S.) 67 64
Gary Christian (Britain) 65 66
Ricky Barnes (U.S.) 64 67
Robert Garrigus (U.S.) 65 66 132 Steve Stricker (U.S.) 65 67
Tommy Biershenk (U.S.) 66 66
Lee Janzen (U.S.) 67 65 133 Ben Crane (U.S.) 66 67
Yang Yong-Eun (South Korea) 68 65
John Senden (Australia) 69 64
Luke Guthrie (U.S.) 65 68
Ted Potter Jr. (U.S.) 67 66
Zach Johnson (U.S.) 68 65
Chris DiMarco (U.S.) 66 67 134 Martin Flores (U.S.) 67 67
Chris Couch (U.S.) 67 67
Scott Piercy (U.S.) 65 69
John Merrick (U.S.) 67 67
Bobby Gates (U.S.) 66 68 135 Duffy Waldorf (U.S.) 66 69
Alex Cejka (Germany) 67 68
Dicky Pride (U.S.) 67 68
Tim Clark (South Africa) 67 68
Tommy Gainey (U.S.) 69 66
Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) 67 68
Stuart Appleby (Australia) 66 69
Tom Gillis (U.S.) 66 69 136 Nathan Green (Australia) 67 69
Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 68 68
Hunter Haas (U.S.) 67 69
Ryan Moore (U.S.) 67 69
Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 68 68
Scott Brown (U.S.) 70 66
Mark Anderson (U.S.) 69 67
J.J. Killeen (U.S.) 68 68
Randall Hutchison (U.S.) 68 68
Matt Every (U.S.) 71 65
Nick Watney (U.S.) 68 68
Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 68 68
Chris Kirk (U.S.) 68 68 137 Kyle Stanley (U.S.) 68 69
Camilo Villegas (Colombia) 71 66
Carl Pettersson (Sweden) 68 69
Mark Wilson (U.S.) 69 68
Steve Wheatcroft (U.S.) 67 70
Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 68 69
Roland Thatcher (U.S.) 69 68
K.J. Choi (South Korea) 65 72
Jeff Overton (U.S.) 69 68
Spencer Levin (U.S.) 66 71
Chez Reavie (U.S.) 67 70
Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 66 71
Noh Seung-Yul (South Korea) 68 69
Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 70 67
Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 71 66
Erik Compton (U.S.) 68 69 138 Scott Dunlap (U.S.) 70 68
Chris Stroud (U.S.) 68 70
Chad Campbell (U.S.) 68 70
Josh Teater (U.S.) 69 69
Jerry Kelly (U.S.) 69 69
Bud Cauley (U.S.) 69 69
Blake Adams (U.S.) 71 67
Danny Lee (New Zealand) 70 68
Marco Dawson (U.S.) 70 68
Mathias Groenberg (Sweden) 69 69
Chris Riley (U.S.) 68 70
Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 70 68
Jonathan Byrd (U.S.) 72 66
Matt Bettencourt (U.S.) 68 70
Bill Lunde (U.S.) 66 72
Vaughn Taylor (U.S.) 72 66
Alexandre Rocha (Brazil) 70 68
Billy Horschel (U.S.) 70 68 139 DNQ Boo Weekley (U.S.) 69 70
Charles Howell III (U.S.) 71 68
Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 67 72
David Duval (U.S.) 69 70
Brian Davis (Britain) 74 65
Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 74 65
Troy Kelly (U.S.) 68 71
John Peterson (U.S.) 69 70
David Hearn (Canada) 74 65
Heath Slocum (U.S.) 70 69
James Driscoll (U.S.) 68 71
Kris Blanks (U.S.) 71 68
William McGirt (U.S.) 67 72 140 DNQ Joe Durant (U.S.) 71 69
Shane Bertsch (U.S.) 69 71
Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 73 67
Jason Bohn (U.S.) 70 70
Ryuji Imada (Japan) 72 68
John Daly (U.S.) 71 69
Ken Duke (U.S.) 72 68
Garth Mulroy (South Africa) 71 69
Jason Gore (U.S.) 71 69
Marc Turnesa (U.S.) 70 70
Will Claxton (U.S.) 75 65 141 DNQ Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 68 73
Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 72 69
Steven Bowditch (Australia) 74 67
D.A. Points (U.S.) 68 73
Derek Lamely (U.S.) 70 71
Arjun Atwal (India) 71 70
Rocco Mediate (U.S.) 68 73
Patrick Rodgers (U.S.) 67 74 142 DNQ Michael Bradley (U.S.) 70 72
Brian Gay (U.S.) 69 73
Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 73 69
Billy Mayfair (U.S.) 72 70
Patrick Sheehan (U.S.) 67 75
Nick O'Hern (Australia) 68 74
Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 72 70
Richard Lee (U.S.) 73 69
Patrick Reed (U.S.) 69 73 143 DNQ Matt Jones (Australia) 68 75
Cameron Beckman (U.S.) 72 71
Shaun Micheel (U.S.) 69 74
Russell Knox (Britain) 74 69
Chad Proehl (U.S.) 74 69
Bart Bryant (U.S.) 71 72
Garrett Willis (U.S.) 74 69
Rod Pampling (Australia) 72 71
Stewart Cink (U.S.) 71 72
Kevin Stadler (U.S.) 69 74
Stephen Gangluff (U.S.) 73 70 144 DNQ Kang Sung-Hoon (South Korea) 71 73
Tim Petrovic (U.S.) 69 75
Todd Hamilton (U.S.) 72 72
Kyle Thompson (U.S.) 73 71
Chris Black (U.S.) 73 71
Brendon Todd (U.S.) 70 74
Matt McQuillan (Canada) 73 71
Kent Jones (U.S.) 72 72
Mathew Goggin (Australia) 73 71
Woody Austin (U.S.) 72 72 145 DNQ Colt Knost (U.S.) 70 75
Daniel Chopra (Sweden) 75 70
Edward Loar (U.S.) 73 72 146 DNQ John Hurley (U.S.) 72 74
Jason Kokrak (U.S.) 76 70
D.J. Trahan (U.S.) 73 73
Harrison Frazar (U.S.) 73 73
Gavin Coles (Australia) 74 72
Charlie Beljan (U.S.) 73 73
Miguel Carballo (Argentina) 72 74 147 DNQ Scott Stallings (U.S.) 76 71
Richard Johnson (Sweden) 70 77 149 DNQ Joey Snyder III (U.S.) 74 75 150 DNQ Frank Lickliter II (U.S.) 78 72 151 DNQ Zack Miller (U.S.) 77 74 72 WDW Pat Perez (U.S.) 72 74 WDW Bryce Molder (U.S.) 74