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Darron Stiles has taken a three-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic, but the headlines on Saturday belonged to Steve Stricker.

Darron Stiles has taken a three-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic, but the headlines on Saturday belonged to Steve Stricker after a stunning second round.
The 42-year-old tied the course record with a 10-under par 61 that catapulted him into second place behind Stiles.
“It was kind of one of those rounds where everything went right,” said Stricker. “You need to do that, I guess, to shoot 61.”
Starting on the back nine, Stricker made the turn at seven under par, highlighted by an eagle on the 17th.
He made two more birdies before suffering a bogey on the third, the only blemish on his scorecard, but he rebounded with two more birdies on the final six holes.
That put the efforts of Stiles in the shade as he carded a six-under 65 to break out of an overnight tie with Lee Janzen, who slipped back with a round of 70. Stiles, for his part, was cautiously optimistic about his chances.
“We got a lot golf to play tomorrow,” he said. “The fact that we’re playing 36 holes, I think that’s gonna help. It’s not 18 holes. One hole is not gonna make or break you when you still got 35 more to go.”
Tim Petrovic carded a 67 and Jerry Kelly a 64 to move into a tie for third place at nine-under.
Kenny Perry was at six under after a round of 68.
With play washed out on Friday, 36 holes are scheduled for Sunday.
All the second round scores & totals in the USPGA Tour John Deere Classic, The TPC at Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 71):

129 Darron Stiles 64 65
132 Steve Stricker 71 61
133 Jerry Kelly 69 64, Tim Petrovic 66 67
134 Scott McCarron 68 66, Kirk Triplett 67 67, Lee Janzen 64 70, Greg Owen (Eng) 67 67, Jason Day (Aus) 66 68, J J Henry 65 69, Ryan Palmer 70 64, Brandt Snedeker 67 67, Scott Verplank 70 64
135 Chris Stroud 67 68, Chad Campbell 68 67, Richard S Johnson (Swe) 67 68, Dean Wilson 65 70, Jimmy Walker 71 64, Matt Bettencourt 65 70, Frank Lickliter II 69 66
136 Kenny Perry 68 68, Spencer Levin 67 69, Charley Hoffman 71 65, Ken Duke 71 65, Todd Hamilton 68 68, Heath Slocum 69 67, Tommy Gainey 69 67, Peter Lonard (Aus) 67 69, Matthew Jones (Aus) 68 68
137 Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 67 70, Webb Simpson 68 69, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 67 70, Jason Bohn 67 70, Brian Davis (Eng) 67 70, Pat Perez 69 68, Kyle Stanley 71 66, Zach Johnson 69 68, Jason Dufner 71 66, Mark Brooks 69 68, Garrett Willis 69 68, Kevin Streelman 70 67, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 68 69, Mark Calcavecchia 68 69, Cameron Beckman 71 66, Johnson Wagner 70 67, D.J. Trahan 71 66
138 Chris Riley 71 67, Bart Bryant 69 69, Robert Garrigus 68 70, Charles Howell III 69 69, Brett Quigley 69 69, Roland Thatcher 70 68, Marc Leishman (Aus) 68 70, David Mathis 69 69, Bryce Molder 69 69, Casey Wittenberg 72 66, Davis Love III 70 68, Ted Purdy 68 70, Matthew Borchert 66 72, Steve Elkington (Aus) 69 69, Jack Newman 71 67, George McNeill 67 71, Jay Williamson 70 68, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70 68, Ryan Moore 71 67
139 Charles Warren 72 67, Michael Bradley 72 67, Andrew Ruthkoski 68 71, Eric Axley 73 66, Lucas Glover 69 70, John Senden (Aus) 70 69, Matt Kuchar 71 68, Harrison Frazar 71 68, Scott Piercy 72 67, Steve Marino 71 68, Derek Fathauer 72 67, Bob Estes 70 69, Rich Beem 70 69, Bo Van Pelt 69 70, Dicky Pride 66 73
—————The following players failed to make the cut———————–
140 Kris Blanks 70 70, Vaughn Taylor 71 69, Bill Lunde 72 68, Jeff Quinney 68 72, Joe Ogilvie 71 69, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 72 68, David Berganio Jnr. 68 72, Tom Lehman 72 68, Kevin Sutherland 69 71, Bob Tway 68 72, Danny Lee (Nzl) 70 70, Ricky Barnes 69 71, Marc Turnesa 70 70
141 Mark Hensby (Aus) 72 69, David Duval 75 66, Stephen Leaney (Aus) 72 69, Mike Van sickle 70 71, Cliff Kresge 67 74, Brian Bateman 72 69, Jeff Klauk 68 73, Brian Vranesh 70 71, Scott Sterling 73 68, Leif Olson 74 67, Briny Baird 68 73, Jason Gore 75 66
142 Brad Adamonis 71 71, Patrick Sheehan 68 74, Tag Ridings 73 69, David Toms 71 71, Gary Woodland 72 70, Charlie Wi (Kor) 73 69, Jeff Maggert 72 70, Bill Haas 75 67, Guy Boros 71 71, Glen Day 72 70, Bob Heintz 71 71, Troy Matteson 74 68, Matt Weibring 73 69
143 Scott Gutschewski 73 70, J.L. Lewis 67 76, Chez Reavie 74 69
144 Brendon De Jonge 76 68, Peter Tomasulo 70 74, Zack Sucher 73 71, Wil Collins 72 72, Woody Austin 73 71, James Driscoll 75 69, Philip Francis 73 71, Nathan Green (Aus) 70 74, Kevin Stadler 72 72, Troy Kelly 75 69
145 Jonathan Kaye 76 69, Colt Knost 71 74, J.P. Hayes 74 71, Brady Schnell 70 75, Mark Wilson 75 70, Joel Kribel 74 71, Steve Allan (Aus) 70 75, Rick Price 77 68
146 D.A. Points 71 75, Brandt Jobe 73 73
147 Joe Durant 76 71, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 73 74
148 Brad Faxon 77 71, Shaun Micheel 75 73, Notah Begay III 73 75
149 Robert Gamez 74 75, Brendon Todd 77 72, Nicholas Thompson 74 75, Tyler Aldridge 73 76
150 Kent Jones 76 74
153 Aaron Krueger 75 78

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