Matteson stays clear13/07/2012 - 21:15:46
Troy Matteson remained at the top of the John Deere Classic leaderboard after carding a second round 68 today.
The American had gone round in a phenomenal career best-equalling 10 under par yesterday and although he did not get close to matching that, he has a two-shot advantage over compatriot JJ Henry and England’s Gary Christian.
Matteson picked up birdies on the first two holes as well as the 10th and 14th before bogeying the par-four 15th to go back to 13 under par overall.
Henry threw himself into the mix with a fine seven-under-par 64, which featured five birdies in his last eight holes.
Christian is level after his 66, which featured an eagle on the par-five second hole to set his charge in motion. The 40-year-old had another four birdies and just a solitary bogey on the 15th.
Steve Stricker, looking for his fourth consecutive win at this competition, was just a further stroke behind on 10 under par after his 67 today.
He is joined by fellow American Tommy Biershenk, who recorded his second score of 66 in as many days.
Ricky Barnes and Robert Garrigus are also on 10 under after eight and seven holes, respectively, while Ben Crane, YE Yang and John Senden are a further stroke behind on nine under.
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