John Deere Classic report: Dylan Frittelli wins maiden PGA Tour title to book Open spot

Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic
Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic

Dylan Frittelli sealed his place at the Open Championship by winning his first PGA Tour title at the John Deere Classic.

Final leaderboard

-21 Frittelli

-19 Henley

-18 Landry

-17 Stroud, Morikawa

Day four report

Dylan Frittelli won the first PGA Tour title of his career with victory at the John Deere Classic on Sunday to book his place at next week's Open Championship.

The 29-year-old South African began the day two strokes back but carded a bogey-free seven-under-par 64 final round, ensuring he will join the world's elite at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

He finished on 21-under and two strokes ahead of Russell Henley, who shot a tournament-best 61.

Overnight co-leader Andrew Landry finished third on 18 under after a closing 69.

Collin Morikawa and Chris Stroud tied for fourth place on 17 under, while Charles Howell III, Vaughn Taylor, Nick Watney and Adam Schenk were all a shot further back.

Cameron Tringale, who shared the lead with Landry heading into Sunday's play, saw his hopes fade with a closing round of 73.

Day three report

Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry shared the lead heading into the final round of the John Deere Classic.

The American pair held a one-shot lead over the chasing pack, with Tringale carding a 65 and Landry a 67 to leave the pair on 16 under par heading into Sunday.

Their compatriots Bill Haas and Adam Schenk were the closest challengers, sitting just a shot further back.

Colombia's Jhonattan Vegas had held the lead at the midway stage but a poor round saw him drop out of contention as he slipped to eight shots behind Tringale after a round of 76 as good as ended his hopes of victory.

Nick Watney, Sepp Straka and Sebastian Munoz moved into contention after matching Haas for the best third-round score, each carding 64.

England's Luke Donald was left with little chance of success, sitting on seven under par ahead of the final round, while Scotland's Martin Laird was just two shots better off.

Day two report

Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas carded a 62 to take a one shot lead at the halfway point of the John Deere Classic.

Vegas, who has three PGA Tour wins to his name, notched up two lots of two consecutive birdies to reach the turn on five under and picked up a further four shots on the front nine.

It followed a 67 on the opening day and puts him on 13 under for the tournament, ahead of Americans Andrew Landry who scored 65 for 12 under and Lucas Glover whose 64 puts the 2009 US Open champion third on 11 under.

Another big mover on Friday was American Harold Varner III whose 65 pushed him into a tie for fourth place, alongside Russell Henley and Daniel Berger, both of the US.

Scot Martin Laird mixed five birdies and three bogeys in a round of 69 and is among 14 players tied in 11th place, alongside Ireland's Seamus Power on eight under.

England's Luke Donald is two shots further behind and tied for 32nd.

Day one report

Roberto Diaz shot a flawless 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic.

The Mexican has a two-stroke advantage over Americans Adam Long and Russell Henley after carding an eagle and seven birdies to get to nine under par.

Scotland's Martin Laird is another shot further back in a tie for fourth.

"I just feel that everything clicked," Diaz said in quotes on the PGA Tour's website.

"I've been playing pretty solid throughout the year. The driver has been awesome. I've been hitting a lot of fairways, and today I hit good numbers all day, and that helps."

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