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Ex-BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays grabs lead at John Deere Classic

Published July 13, 2013 4:58 pm

Golf • Ex-BYU golfer in position for first career PGA win.
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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. —

Leaderboard

John Deere Classic

Daniel Summerhays -19

David Hearn -17

Zach Johnson -16

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