Kris Blanks leads John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. -- Kris Blanks birdied his final five holes Thursday to finish with an 8-under-par 63 and grab the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic.
Blanks, who played the back nine first, rolled in a 25-foot putt on No. 5 to start his late run and capped it with an 11-footer to leave him alone at the top after Canadian rookie Matt McQuillan and veteran Davis Love III held that spot much of the day with 64s.
Another late starter, Steve Marino, also came in with a 64. Mark Wilson, ...
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