PGA: J.T. Poston has the wind in his sails

PGA: J.T. Poston has the wind in his sails

BETTING À DAY

American J.T. Poston is riding high on the PGA Tour and continued that momentum on day two of the John Deere Classic on Friday in Silvis, Illinois.< /strong>

Poston wasn't able to match his stunning 62 round from the day before, but he still turned in a 65 (-6) to extend his lead in top of the standings, at -15. The 29-year-old golfer only failed on the sixth pennant, where he bogeyed, and birdied seven.

His closest pursuer after one round, Canadian Michael Gligic, has less beamed on the course of the TPC Deere Run on Friday. Had it not been for his two bogeys in the final four holes, he would have held on to tied for second at -11, but Gligic dropped to eighth by virtue of a round 69 (-2). He posted a cumulative score of -9, six shots off the lead.

Uncle Sam's country representative Denny McCarthy had a smooth day to single-handedly take the strong second rung of a round of 65 (-6).

His compatriot Patrick Rodgers is 11 strokes behind the top of the standings, but still stole the show on Friday. He had a par-3 hole-in-one on the third pennant – the 34th in tournament history.

Apart from Gligic, Adam Svensson is the other Canadian who can still aspire to the great honours. He delivered a second straight 67 and tied for 15th at -8. Nick Taylor (69) and David Hearn (72) are tied for 70th at -2.

After a tough start on Thursday, Adam Hadwin (67) is now tied for 96th with par.< /p>