Rookie Bryan takes control of John Deere Classic


PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan holds a one-stroke lead at the John Deere Classic after an impressive showing in the second round, which saw bad light suspend play.

Bryan - making his first appearance on Tour - went bogey-free at TPC Deere Run as he carded a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, with a number of players yet to complete their rounds due to rain and darkness.

The 26-year-old American holed seven birdies - including five on the back nine - to hit the front in Silvis, Illinois. 

Bryan goes into Saturday's third round ahead of Steve Marino (65), who went six-under after also starting on the back nine. 

Marino also posted seven birdies but a bogey on the 11th hole cost him a shot at the lead. 

Tom Gillis, who started the second round tied for the lead, dropped down to outright third after his 68. 

Kyle Stanley (66) is one stroke behind Gillis at nine under overall.

Five golfers are tied for fifth - including overnight leader Andrew Loupe (70) - but only one, Kelly Kraft (through 15), was unable to complete his round on Friday. 

The remainder of the second round will resume on Saturday 7:00AM local time, with Jon Rahm (through 17), Miguel Angel Carballo (through 16) and Bud Cauley (through three) among those still in action, while the likes of Zach Johnson and Co. are yet to tee off.