Ex-BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays grabs lead at John Deere Classic
Silvis, Ill. • Calm skies and a near-perfect course gave every golfer at the John Deere Classic the chance to shoot a really low number on Saturday.
Daniel Summerhays went lower than everyone else, seizing firm control heading into Sunday's final round.
The ex-BYU golfer shot a 9-under 62 for a two-stroke lead following third-round play. Summerhays, whose previous best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for fourth, enters the final round at 19-under 194 and in position for his first career win.
He notched 10 birdies while matching the lowest third-round score in tournament history.
"I think when I'm playing well the mentality is make as many birdies as you can," Summerhays said. "I'm really looking forward to [Sunday]. I'm playing really well."
Canadian David Hearn (64) is second at 17 under. Defending champ Zach Johnson held a share of the lead after the first two rounds, but he's now third.
John Deere Classic
Daniel Summerhays -19
David Hearn -17
Zach Johnson -16
Mike Weir -8