Newman Ties for 39th at PGA Tour's John Deere Classic
Spartan rising senior shot a four round total of eight-under par 277.Â EAST LANSING, Mich. â€“Â Since Fridayâ€™s play was postponed due to inclement weather, the field was forced to play 36 holes today, and Newman would go on to post rounds of two-under par 69 and one-under par 70.Â Newman, beginning his third and fourth rounds off the 10th hole, started play this morning with a par and bogey on the first two holes. After pars on the 12th and 13th, he sank a 20-putt on the par 4, 14th for his first birdie of the day. Newman posted pars on the next two holes, then birdied the par 5, 17th, before ending his back nine with a par. He continued his solid play on the front nine with three-straight pars, followed by birdies on three of his next four holes. The streak began with back-to-back birdies on the par 4, 4th and 5th holes, hitting a 10-foot putt at the fourth and chipping in from the edge of the green the fifth. Newman would go on to birdie the par 3, 7th for the third time in three round, after knocking his 194 yard approach shot within six feet. However, he would go on to drop two shots at the eighth, before paring the ninth for his third round 69.Â Newmanâ€™s final round began with two consecutive birdies, highlighted by a 26-foot birdie putt at the 11th. After a bogey at the 12th, he ran off four-straight pars, before a birdie at the par 5, 17th. Newman began another par stretch at the 18th, running off nine in a row, until a bogey at the ninth ended his play at the John Deere Classic.Â Newman, making his second PGA Tour appearance, had 18 birdies for the tournament, tying him for 25th in the field. He played the par 5â€™s at six-under and the par 3â€™s at three-under over his four rounds. His driving distance was 293.8, good for 21st, while hitting 71.4% of his fairways (tied for 48th). Newman was also tied for 23rd with 28.0 putts per round and tied for 39th by hitting 69.4% of greens in regulation.Â Newman will to defend his U.S. Amateur Public Links title beginning tomorrow at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Michigan State rising senior Jack Newman tied for 39th at the PGA Tourâ€™s John Deere Classic, held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., this weekend. Newman, the only amateur to make the cut, ended the tournament at eight-under par 277 (71-67-69-70).