PGA TOUR: Final 3 holes turn tough on Poston in Deere Classic

Published Monday, July 17th, 2017

SILVIS, Ill. – The last three holes in the John Deere Classic turned tough on former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston on Sunday.

Poston was at 1-under par through No. 16 in the fourth round, but closed with a double bogey (7) on No. 17 and a bogey on No. 18 to finish at 73 and at 5-under par 279 for the tournament.

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).

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