Davis Thompson holds 54-hole lead

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July 7, 2024
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Davis Thompson carded a bogey-free 62 on Saturday to reach 21-under and take a two-shot lead into the final day at the John Deere Classic.

"Got off to a good start. Was in a little trouble on 5, but to make that bunker shot and keep it going, that was great.

"On 6 I hit a tree. It kicked back out on the fairway and made birdie. It could have gone the other way. I guess it was just my day today. Hit a lot of good shots on the back nine and finished the round off well. Yeah, it was good."

The 62 matches his career-low score from round one of the 2023 American Express. Thompson is seeking his first win in his 63rd start and has held the 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour once before again at the 2023 American Express where he finished second.

"I'm sure I'll have a number in my mind tomorrow once I look at the conditions and hole locations," said Thompson. "My goal tomorrow is just hit the first tee shot on 1 and then the second shot and third shot and just stack good shots on top of each other."

American Eric Cole, who had his second top-10 finish of the season at last week Rocket Mortgage Classic, eagled the par-5 17th to close with a 64 and a share of second place at 19-under.

England's Aaron Rai, who finished T2 last week and held a share of the overnight lead, is back in a share of second place after signing for a 66.

"I think it's very difficult to try and force great weeks. I think a lot of those just happen as a result of playing good golf and doing the right things and just trying to roll with the momentum.

"So yeah, felt in a really good place coming into this week and just tried to approach it in the same way from Monday to Wednesday. Obviously played some really good golf in the last three days to put us in this position.

"I think it's been really good being in this position for Saturday and Sunday last week, and also today's round being in the final group. So those are great experiences to take into tomorrow."

At the same time, it's a completely different day and it will provide a different test. We'll see how it goes.

Overnight co-lead C.T. Pan of Chinese Taipei made four birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 18th to close with a 68 and a share of fourth place at 17-under alongside first round leader Hayden Springer of the United States who shot a 66 featuring an eagle at the par-5 2nd hole.

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T12Lucas Glover-14646867199
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T12Chan Kim-14636868199
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T21Seamus Power-13647066200
T21Max Greyserman-13666668200
T21Beau Hossler-13656768200
T21Sungjae Im-13666470200
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T46Wilson Furr-8677068205
T46Jake Knapp-8667168205
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T46Ryo Hisatsune-8676771205
T53Adrien Dumont de Chassart-7666872206
T53Justin Lower-7676673206
T53Stewart Cink-7686969206
T53Kevin Streelman-7686969206
T53Pierceson Coody-7677069206
T53Sepp Straka-7667169206
T53Roger Sloan-7676970206
T53Doug Ghim-7666971206
T53Lee Hodges-7666773206
T62Nico Echavarria-6667170207
T62Bill Haas-6696870207
T62Zac Blair-6666972207
T62Blaine Hale, Jr.-6716670207
T62Henrik Norlander-6677070207
T62Brice Garnett-6686970207
T62Joel Dahmen-6686970207
T69Matt NeSmith-5696871208
T69Ben Kohles-5716572208
T69Thorbjørn Olesen-5696871208
T69Justin Suh-5686971208
T69Kyle Westmoreland-5657172208
T69Kevin Dougherty-5657172208
T69Dylan Frittelli-5706573208
76Kevin Chappell-4647372209
77Ryan Palmer-2696874211
CUTSean O'Hair-46969-138
CUTMichael Kim-47068-138
CUTDylan Wu-46870-138
CUTJoe Highsmith-46969-138
CUTTom Whitney-47167-138
CUTRyan Moore-47068-138
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CUTJosh Teater-16873-141
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CUTErik Barnes+37570-145
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CUTNick Watney+47175-146
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CUTBlake Hathcoat+97477-151
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CUTAnders Larson(a)+248086-166
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Date: July 4th - 7th 2024

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