Date: July 13, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Jones in the hunt at John Deere Classic

Defending champion Zach Johnson headlines a trio of Americans in a share of the lead at the halfway point of the John Deere Classic, with Australian Matt Jones just a shot behind. Johnson shot a five-under-par 66 at TPC Deere Run on Friday, moving to 12 under the card, but his round was put in the shade by the men who join him at the top of the leaderboard. Lucas Glover, the 2009 US Open champion, enjoyed the second-best round of the day, with the 33-year-old shooting a nine-under 62 to rocket into a share of the lead in Silvis, Illinois. And PGA Tour rookie Patrick Reed was not far behind, with a 63 seeing him also to move to 12 under the card. Australian Matt Jones, joint second at The Greenbrier Classic a week ago, is in outright fourth place and just a shot off the lead on 11 under. Americans Troy Matteson, Kevin Streelman, Jerry Kelly and Daniel Summerhays join Canadian David Hearn on 10 under. Round of the day honours went to American Chaz Revie, who mixed eight birdies with an eagle for a 10-under-par 61 that saw him move to nine under and a share of 10th place, where he is joined by Zimbabwe&aposs Brendon de Jonge and Americans Steve Stricker, JJ Henry and Chris Kirk. Steven Bowditch is the next best of the Aussie contingent, on five under, one shot ahead of Stuart Appleby, Nick O&aposHern and Rod Pampling.