JT Poston Opens 4-Stroke Lead in John Deere Classic

J.T. Poston took a four-stroke lead into the end of the week in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic,

following an initial 9-under 62 with a 65 on Friday at TPC Deere Run.

Falling off a runner up attach last week in Connecticut after likewise opening with a 62,

Poston got to 15 under with a birdie on the standard 4 thirteenth and

parred the last six openings in the early evening round.

"I feel perfect," Poston said. "My last couple of balances here have been

incredible returning into last week, so about to attempt to

continue riding that energy and doing what I'm doing.

Change nothing and only sort of take the great looks when they come.

What's more, when I don't have a decent number or don't feel

better ready to move on and not look back, simply be savvy about it."

Poston was a stroke off the competition 36-opening record set by Steve Stricker in his 2010 triumph.

Denny McCarthy was second at 11 under after a 65,

likewise playing in the early evening after downpour postponed play in the first part of the day.

Christopher Gotterup, the previous Rutgers player in the field

on a support exclusion, had a 67 to match Matthias 

Schwab (65), Emiliano Grillo (64) and Chris Naegel (66) at 10 under.