PGA TOUR: Poston has up and down start, finishes with second-round 69

Published Saturday, July 15th, 2017


SILVIS, Ill. – Former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston had a bit of a rollercoaster ride Friday in the second round of the John Deere Classic.

He ended up shooting a 69 and is tied with nine other golfers for 29th place as the tournament heads to its third round on Saturday.

On Friday, Poston worked his way through the good and the bad early in the round. He birdied No. 1 and No. 2 and No. 4, bogeyed No. 5, birdied No. 6, went bogey back-to-back on No.7s 7-8 and, on the back nine, birdied No. 13.

He shot an opening round 3-under par 38 on Thursday and is at 137 heading into Saturday, eight strokes back of leader Patrick Rodgers, who holds a two-stroke lead.

Playing in his 24th PGA Tour event as a rookie out of Western Carolina, Poston is aiming at making his 16th cut of the season.

He has missed the cut in his last four events and in five of his last six, which includes doing so last weekend at the Greenbrier Classic.


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