Jhonattan Vegas' minor swing surgery leads to a surge atop John Deere Classic leaderboard

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Jhonattan Vegas carded a 9-under 62 to move to 13-under overall at the John Deere Classic and take a one-shot lead into the weekend.
Danny Lawhon, [email protected]

SILVIS, Ill. — Following his second round Friday at the John Deere Classic, Jhonattan Vegas said he hadn’t felt this good about his golf game all year.

If he thought about it a little longer, he’d have realized he had rarely been this on-target in his professional career.

Vegas torched TPC Deere Run tee-to-green and needed just 26 putts to card a 9-under 62 and take a one-shot lead over Andrew Landry, who tallied his second consecutive 65, into the weekend.

Lucas Glover is in third alone at 11-under, bolstered by just the second albatross since the tournament moved to Deere Run in 2000. Glover holed his second shot from 255 yards out on the par-5 10th.

The shot moved him from 5-under overall to 8-under, and he finished with three more birdies coming home to post a round of 64.

“Honestly, I was trying to hit it over short and left, chip up the green. I pushed it 5-8 yards, and it bounced and rolled,” said Glover. “I hit it solid, but I was just trying to make birdie. And I got lucky with a two.”

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