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Andres Gonzales tacked on a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the Utah Championship to claim the 36-hole lead by two strokes at 13-under 129.

Gonzales eagled the par-5 first hole for the second consecutive round at Willow Creek CC, and added three other birdies to just one bogey on his card. He split eight (of 12) fairways, as he did in round one, but his 13 GIR were two less than on Thursday. Should he emerge with the victory on Sunday, he would virtually lock himself into a spot on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15.
Jul 11 - 9:47 PM

Chris Kirk signed for a pair of even-par 71s at the John Deere Classic and missed the cut by two strokes.

Some thrive in shootouts and some die. Kirk arrived at TPC Deere having cashed in 22 consecutive starts dating back to last season, but he'll be forced to start anew at next week's Open Championship. He buried seven birdies against five bogeys, but was stung by a triple bogey at the par-4 18th hole in his opening round where he rinsed his approach and couldn't find the putting surface until his sixth whack. Other notables that missed the cut include: 141--Brian Stuard; Ben Martin ... 142--Kevin Streelman; Billy Hurley III ... 143--Pat Perez; Robert Garrigus; Patrick Rodgers ... 144--Jason Bohn; Jason Allred ... 146--Roberto Castro ... 147--Scott Stallings ... 148--2001 champ David Gossett.
Jul 11 - 8:47 PM

Kevin Tway carded a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in his second round of the John Deere Classic to post 8-under 134 at the break, four strokes off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

Tway opened with a birdie conversion from 21'5" at the par-4 first hole today. He added two more, including a roll from 11'9" at 10. That lifted him to bogey-free 9-under through 28 holes. That's when the wheels began to give way. He squared four bogeys on the way in, all as a result of failing to hit the greens in regulation. However, Tway injected an eagle-2 from 12'3" at the drivable par-4 14th and an 11-foot birdie at the par-5 17th to help stem the tide. It's not quite the momentum he'd prefer entering the weekend, but as long as he focused on the final score coming to rest south of 70, then he'll be OK.
Jul 11 - 8:16 PM

Bud Cauley has crafted a pair of bogey-free, 4-under-par 67s to begin the John Deere Classic.

Cauley remains on fire. After sharing fourth place at Greenbrier on Sunday, he's gone 11-for-11 in scrambling at TPC Deere Run and converted four birdies in each round. Today's set featured rolls from 14'9" and 13'1" at Nos. 4 and 6, respectively. At 8-under 134, the 24-year-old is four strokes back of the 36-hole co-leaders.
Jul 11 - 8:05 PM

Overnight co-leader Brian Harman followed his opening 63 at the John Deere Classic with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his second round to post 11-under 131, one stroke off the 36-hole lead.

The lefty went 4-for-4 in scrambling today, but three-putted the par-4 18th from inside 19 feet. He'd circle four birdies, including a roll from 10'11" at the par-3 12th, but at last check, he surrendered 2.148 strokes to the field with his putter. That's due to four whiffs inside 10 feet, including a try from 5'9" at No. 18. At the time he signed his card, he ranked 124th in SG-P.
Jul 11 - 7:45 PM

Overnight co-leader Rory Sabbatini settled for a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in his second round of the John Deere Classic.

The absence of a sub-70 is exacerbated by the fact that he hit 15 greens in regulation. Alas, he went 1-for-3 in scrambling with a pair of bogeys while picking off only three birdies. Sabbatini missed three tries inside eight feet. Had each fell, he'd may have been sharing another overnight lead. Instead, he's three back at the midpoint.
Jul 11 - 7:35 PM

Ryan Moore answered his opening 66 at the John Deere Classic with a 4-under-par 32-35=67 to post 9-under 133 and sit three strokes off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

Moore landed 12 greens in regulation and failed to get up and down twice, yielding bogeys in both occurrences. He also three-putted the par-3 seventh hole from just outside 39 feet for a third bogey. However, he rallied for seven birdies, including conversions from 11'1" and 15'9" at Nos. 2 and 16, respectively. The set also included a zero-putt four-yarder at 8. Needless to say, he's in it to win it even though his ticket is already punched for next week's Open Championship.
Jul 11 - 7:25 PM

Johnson Wagner backed up his opening 66 at the John Deere Classic with a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round to post 11-under 131 and reach the midpoint just one stroke off the 36-hole co-leaders.

For the second straight day, Wagned limited the negative to a lone bogey, this time at the difficult par-4 ninth where he concluded his trot around TPC Deere Run. Meanwhile, he converted five birdies, the longest from 19'8" at the par-3 12th, and recorded his second eagle of the week at the par-5 second. He also knocked in a par save from 13'11" at 4. He needs a huge week, but even if he succeeds, he's never exhibited any consistency, so don't unwittingly hop aboard if it happens.
Jul 11 - 7:20 PM

Overnight co-leader Zach Johnson turned in 4-under-par 34-33=67 for his second round of the John Deere Classic to post 12-under 130, good for a share of the 36-hole lead.

ZJ muscled out today's score. He went just 3-for-6 in scrambling with three bogeys, but compensated with seven birdies. The set included conventional conversions from 14'5", 20'10" and 16'3" at Nos. 8, 13 and 14, respectively. He also circled a zero-putt four-yarder at 10. At the time he signed his card, he co-led the field with 15 birdies at the break. Expect another dark red number on Saturday.
Jul 11 - 7:07 PM

Kevin Na twirled a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-32=66 in his second round of the John Deere Classic.

He hit 14 greens in regulation and fired at flags often enough to wrangle five birdies, all from inside nine feet. He missed once within that range, but came to rest at 8-under 134, four swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 11 - 6:58 PM

Charles Howell III enjoyed a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his second round of the John Deere Classic.

Well, he had a good time in places, shall we say. CH3 hit only 11 greens in regulation and swallowed four bogeys, but he rolled in three birdies and recorded two eagles. The first eagle came conventionally, sort of. He drove the green at the par-4 14th, and then drilled home the putt from 36'6". (Howell III chased that with a par save from 20'6" at the par-4 15th). Then, after circling a birdie-4 at No. 2, he jarred his tee ball from 132 yards for a hole-in-one at the par-3 third. So, he penciled at least one of every digit from 1-6 on today's card. It's the second time in seven weeks that he's recorded two eagles in the same round (first round, Memorial, eagle-2 and eagle-3). At 8-under 134, he's four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead at TPC Deere Run.
Jul 11 - 6:51 PM

Steven Bowditch chased his opening 64 at the John Deere Classic with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round to post 11-under 131, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

This was about as low as he was going to go, so his fantasy owners should be thrilled because you never know how he's going to deal with adversity. After opening with a hole-out for eagle from the rough six yards away at the par-5 10th, Bowditch added par saves from 13'4" and 10 feet at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively. He knocked in a 39-incher for birdie at the par-4 14th before suffering his only bogey of the round, that a 5 at 15 where he found trouble off the tee. The Aussie played the remainder in bogey-free 2-under with two birdies, the latter measuring 13'1" at the par-4 eighth. He hit 12 greens in regulation today.
Jul 11 - 6:38 PM

Todd Hamilton followed his opening 64 at the John Deere Classic with a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the second round to post 9-under 133, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

In the global perspective, this was a reassuring day for the 48-year-old. It would have been understandable if not expected if he blew up for a score in the mid-70s given how little competition action he's seen at the game's highest level. Instead, he traded four birdies with two bogeys. At the time he signed his card he ranked inside the top 15 in both greens in regulation and strokes gained-putting.
Jul 11 - 6:12 PM

Jason Day is listed in the published field of next week's Open Championship.

Given the uncertainty of his injured left thumb, it wouldn't be responsible to suggest that the Aussie is good to go next week. Even if he had a sterling track record in this major (he doesn't) or at Royal Liverpool (where he's making his debut), Day wouldn't be a prudent choice if you're contending for a league title.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 11 - 6:02 PM

At 5-over-par 72-75=147, Scott McCarron will miss the cut at the John Deere Classic.

McCarron split 20 (of 28) fairways, but hit only 20 greens in regulation and converted three birdies at TPC Deere Run this week. He also squared six bogeys and a double en route to his seventh MC in 10 starts this season. Today's will leave him with just one start on his Major Medical Extension to earn $618,656 and retain status.
Jul 11 - 3:02 PM



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