SILVIS, Ill. – The last three holes in the John Deere Classic turned tough on former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston on Sunday.
He went 68-68-69-73—279 – tying for 64th – and is now on the entry list for the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Ala. (Thursday through next Sunday).
Poston’s final round in the Deere Classic, his 24th event as a PGA Tour rookie, included a 35 on the front nine that featured back-to-back birdies (No. 6, 7) and he bogeyed No. 2 and No. 8.
He made the cut for the 16th time this season and had 18 birdies, 11 bogeys and a double bogey over the past four rounds.
Poston, a golfing star at Western Carolina, is just shy of $610,000 in earnings with his Deere Classic finish.
Bryson DeChambeau shot a 65 Sunday to leap past third-round leader Patrick Rodgers, who shot a 70, to win the Classic.
DeChambeau finished at 66-65-70-65—266, a stroke up on Rodgers (65-64-68-70—267).