Thursday JDC Blog: Leaders and Notes
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 8:10 p.m. —
Round one of the John Deere Classic finished off with Zach Johnson tied for the lead with Camilo Villegas.
Brendon de Jonge held the lead early in the morning, and finished the round tied for third with Matt Bettencourt and Daniel Summerhays.
Steve Stricker will start Round two at four under par and after his debut round Keegan Bradley will start the round at two under par.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 4:50 p.m. —
As players with afternoon tee-times finish their rounds, Johnson and Villegas remain at the top of the leaderboard.
Louis Oothsuizen took a triple bogey on hole 11 after making a shot into the woods. In four shots he was back on the green, notching him back to a tie for 58th place. He has made five birdies so far, and has four holes to go.
Keegan Bradley’s first go at the Deere Run course landed him tied for 42nd at the end of his round. Bradley made five birdies and took three bogeys.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 1:13 p.m. —
After hole 17, Camilo Villegas from Colombia was tied with Zach Johnson for first place at seven under par. During Round One Camilo made eight birdies, and had one bogey.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 11:32 a.m. —
Zach Johnson pulled away from the pack of leaders with a birdie on his 15th hole. Johnson has three holes left in his first round, standing seven under par.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 11:24 a.m. —
Five players have moved their way up and are tied for first. The co-leaders are Vaughn Taylor, Brendon de Jonge, Matt Bettencourt, Zach Johnson, and Daniel Summerhays. The leading pack is six under par.
Stricker has moved down the chart a bit, tied for 12th place at three under par.
Robert Castro, through hole 11, stands in sixth place at 5 under par.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 10:42 a.m. —
Leading the field after 13 holes, Brendon de Jonge slipped away from the previous tie for first he had with Vaughn Taylor.
Vaughn is tied for second with Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, and Daniel Summerhays at five under par. Stricker and Johnson are through hole 12.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 10:07 a.m. —
Five birdies in a row pushed Vaughn Taylor up to the top, tied with Brendon de Jonge during Round one.
Vaughn is through 12 holes and is five under par.
Stricker and Johnson are tied in third after ten holes at four under par.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. —
Stricker remains tied for second through his ninth hole. Brendon de Jonge stayed at the top through ten holes.
Done with half of round one, Stricker has made two birdies and one eagle. He is tied with Vaughn Taylor.
Zach Johnson has completed nine holes and stood tied with Charles Howell III for sixth. Halfway through the first round, Johnson has made three birdies.
Updated on Thursday, July 11 at 9:12 a.m. —
Through six holes, Stricker is tied for second, following behind leader Brendon de Jonge- through seven holes.
Stricker has made par on the last three holes.
Zach Johnson is tied for fourth after six holes on Deere Run. He has made four par and two birdies.
Original story published at 8:24 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 —
After completing three holes in the first round of the John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker is tied for first with Brendon de Jonge from Zimbabwe.
On Thursday, July 11 Stricker eagled his first hole, hit par on the second and a birdie on the third. Stricker has won three JDC champions in his career.
Defending champion, Zach Johnson was tied for sixth after completing the first three holes; with par on the first and third and a birdie on the second.