Matteson maintains John Deere lead; Stricker 3 back


Troy Matteson didn't go low again on Friday at the John Deere Classic, but he went low enough to maintain the lead at TPC Deere Run.

Matteson shot 3-under 68 to sit a shot clear of Jeff Maggert at 13 under par. Maggert shot 9-under 62 to hold second place alone.

J.J. Henry (64), Gary Christian (66), Ricky Barnes (67) and Robert Garrigus (66) are tied for third at 11 under par.

Three-time defending champion Steve Stricker is 10 under par, tied for seventh with Tommy Biershenk and two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen.