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Round 1 recap: Poston shines as pros tee at JDC tournament

Official tournament play began Thursday with J.T. Poston continuing his PGA Tour hot streak in the opening round at the John Deere Classic.

SILVIS, Ill. — The John Deere Classic is now in full swing at TPC Deere Run! The real pressure will kick in Thursday, June 30 as pros will take the course for the tournament's First Round. 

The forecast from StormTrack8's Andrew Stutzke says the day will bring another round of heat and humidity in Silvis, which is good news for the golfers. Studies show that warmer temperatures and humidity can actually help the ball travel higher and farther!

Below you'll find News 8's live blog of the tournament for Day 2.

5 p.m. | J.T. Poston matches career-best round score

The first round of the John Deere Classic has seen 29-year-old J.T. Poston match a career-best 9-under par 62 to take a three-stroke lead, as of 5 p.m., over Vaughn Taylor.

Poston previously won the 2019 Wyndham Championship and is looking to claim his second PGA Tour title.

Here's a look at how the rest of the field is shaping up with the First Round coming to a close:

11 a.m. | FIRST LEADERBOARD, END OF AN ERA

Here's a look at the First Round leaderboard so far for the John Deere Classic tournament. Several familiar names and young guns are making their way up in the rankings.

During Good Morning Quad Cities at 11 a.m., Tournament Director Clair Peterson spoke with WQAD Sports Director Matt Randazzo about 2022 being his last year as director and recapped some JDC career highlights.

10:35 a.m. | PENDRITH IS OUT, POSTON TAKES LEAD

Taylor Pendrith withdraws before his First Round at the John Deere Classic due to illness. K.J. Choi will replace him, according to the PGA Tour.

J.T. Poston takes an early lead in First Round.

7 a.m. | DAY IS OUT

Jason Day withdraws before the First Round of the John Deere Classic for a back injury, according to the PGA Tour. Ted Potter will replace him on the field.

6 a.m. | GATES ARE OPEN

The gates at TPC Deere Run open to the public at 6 a.m. Pros will begin teeing off shortly, with the First Round of the JDC tournament scheduled to begin at about 6:45 a.m.

The First Round pairings and their tee times can be found here.

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