LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Andrew Landry and Cameron Tringale opened up a one-shot lead at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic last Saturday after Jhonattan Vegas’s challenge imploded.
Landry followed up his back-to-back 65s over the first two rounds with a four-under-par 67 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.
That was good enough to send him to the top of the leaderboard alongside Tringale, who carded seven birdies against one bogey on his way to a six-under-par 65.
Tringale is yet to win a solo title on the PGA Tour while Landry is chasing only his second career win following victory in the Valero Texas Open last year.
Tringale’s low-scoring round came despite a bogey on the first hole. He recovered from that setback with birdies on the second and third, before making three more before the turn.
Two birdies and seven pars down the stretch brought him home at six under, for a 16 under aggregate.
Landry and Tringale have little breathing space at the top of the leaderboard, with two players, 2011 FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas and Adam Schenk lurking just one shot back on 15 under.
Haas put himself in contention with a bogey-free seven-under-par 64 as he chases a first tournament win since 2015.