Date: July 10, 2009
Author: PA Sport

Day starts brightly

Australian Jason Day has carded an opening round five-under-par 65 to sit in a tie for sixth at the John Deere Classic in Illinois. Day is just two shots off the leader American Lee Janzen, after reeling off three birdies in the opening six holes to set-up his solid round. Compatriot Peter Lonard is a further stroke back after shooting a 66 while Aaron Baddeley is in a tie for 24th at three under the card. Janzen is well-placed to win his first PGA Tour event in 11 years after collecting birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, but fell back into a tie with Darron Stiles as he found the sand on the 18th to collect his only bogey of the day. The pair sit one shot ahead of JJ Henry, Matt Bettencourt and Dean Wilson. Kenny Perry is part of an 18-man group tied for 24th at three under, while US Open champion Lucas Glover is among those at two under. England&aposs Greg Owen and Brian Davis are part of the group tied for 10th place at four under par.