How it happened: Summerhays leads John Deere

Daniel Summerhays during the third round of the John Deere Classic.

Daniel Summerhays during the third round of the John Deere Classic.

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Daniel Summerhays started his third round of the John Deere Classic two shots back of leaders Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover.

But after a 9-under 62 Saturday at TPC Deere Run, Summerhays leads by two shots at 19 under. Summerhays, whose best finish on the PGA Tour is a T-4 showing at last year's Memorial Tournament, is chasing his first Tour victory.

David Hearn, who carded a third-round 64, is solo second at 17 under. Johnson, the defending champion, is alone in third place after shooting 67 to move to 16 under. Reed and Glover shot 70 and 71, respectively.

Also, amateur Patrick Rodgers led briefly on Saturday before finishing with a 65. The Stanford junior is 12 under overall. Jordan Spieth, chasing a sixth top-10 finish on Tour this season, is 13 under. Steve Stricker, a three-time winner at this event, is 11 under after a disappointing 69.

See how it all unfolded Saturday in Silvis, Ill.:

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Update No. 25: 5:30 p.m. EDT

After two straight bogeys, Patrick Reed birdies the par-5 17th to move back to 13 under. Zach Johnson birdied the hole, too, and he's solo third at 16 under.

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Update No. 24: 5:11 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays is in with a 9-under 62. At 19 under, he leads by two shots over David Hearn, who is 7 under through 17 holes today.

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Update No. 23: 4:52 p.m. EDT

After coming up short of the green in two at the par-5 17th, Daniel Summerhays ends up with a third straight birdie to move to 19 under overall, 9 under on his round today.

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Update No. 22: 4:50 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson birdies the par-4 14th for a second straight birdie. That moves him to 15 under, three shots back of leader Daniel Summerhays.

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Update No. 21: 4:33 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays is now 18 under for the tournament after sinking a long birdie putt at the par-3 16th.

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Update No. 20: 4:27 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays still has a two-shot lead even with Jerry Kelly moving to 15 under. Summerhays birdied the par-4 15th to improve to 17 under.

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Update No. 19: 4:14 p.m. EDT

Nicholas Thompson shot 7-under 64 Saturday to move to 14 under. Thompson has made five of his last six cuts after previously missing six straight cuts.

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Update No. 18: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth makes par at No. 18 to wrap up a second straight 6-under 65. Spieth enters the final round at 13 under.

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Update No. 17: 3:54 p.m. EDT

After missing a 4-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th, Daniel Summerhays remains at 16 under, two shots ahead of Zach Johnson and David Hearn.

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Update No. 16: 3:31 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays stuck his approach to 3 feet at the par-4 11th hole before making the birdie to move to 16 under. He leads David Hearn by two shots.

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Update No. 15: 3:27 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth makes a 5-footer for birdie at the par-3 16th to move to 13 under. Spieth is searching for his sixth top-10 finish this season on the PGA Tour. He has yet to win, though.

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Update No. 14: 3:16 p.m. EDT

Amateur Patrick Rodgers bogeys the par-4 18th to finish with a 6-under 65. He's 12 under entering Sunday, three shots back of leader Daniel Summerhays at the moment. Summerhays, who just birdied the par-5 10th hole, is 15 under, 5 under through 10 holes today. Zach Johnson bogeyed the par-4 sixth to drop back to 13 under.

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Update No. 13: 2:53 p.m. EDT

Amateur Patrick Rodgers is still 13 under, now through 16 holes today. This is the first time he's played the weekend in three PGA Tour starts. He's expected to announce whether he will turn pro or return for his junior year at Stanford after the Walker Cup in September. A few weeks ago, Jordan Spieth talked about Rodgers and his upcoming decision to turn pro or not. Click here to read the story.

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Update No. 12: 2:45 p.m. EDT

David Hearn birdied the par-4 sixth hole to join Zach Johnson in the lead at 14 under. Hearn is now 4 under through seven holes.

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Update No. 11: 2:28 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth chipped close to set up an easy birdie at the par-5 10th hole. That moves him to 12 under. His teammate at the 2011 Walker Cup, Patrick Rodgers, just made a 6-footer to save par at No. 15 and remain at 13 under.

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Update No. 10: 2:20 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover makes a short birdie at No. 4 to move into a six-way tie for second at 13 under.

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Update No. 9: 2:12 p.m. EDT

Patrick Rodgers has a 12-footer for birdie at the par-4 14th, but he runs it by just right. He remains at 13 under, along with Daniel Summerhays and Patrick Reed, who just birdied No. 2. They trails leader Zach Johnson by a shot.

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Update No. 8: 2:05 p.m. EDT

After getting a good read from Patrick Reed's eagle putt at the par-5 second hole, Zach Johnson drains his long eagle putt to move to 14 under.

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Update No. 7: 2:01 p.m. EDT

Nine players are tied for second at 12 under at the moment, one shot behind amateur Patrick Rodgers.

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Update No. 6: 1:58 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson and Patrick Reed make par at their opening hole to remain at 12 under. Patrick Rodgers stays at 13 under after a par at No. 13. Rodgers is second this week in driving distance, too.

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Update No. 5: 1:47 p.m. EDT

A long birdie – about 57 feet – at the par-3 12th moves Patrick Rodgers to 13 under. The Stanford junior is 7 under through 12 holes today.

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Update No. 4: 1:41 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann was 6 over through his first 20 holes this week, but he's 18 under since. He just made par at No. 18 to enter Sunday at 12 under. He's currently tied for the lead, too.

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Update No. 3: 1:38 p.m. EDT

Patrick Rodgers gets up-and-down for par at the par-4 11th hole to remain tied for the lead at 12 under. The last amateur to win a PGA Tour event? Phil Mickelson, at the 1991 Northern Telecom Open.

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Update No. 2: 1:34 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays sinks a 5-footer for birdie at the par-5 second hole for his second straight birdie of the day. He's now tied for the lead at 12 under.

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Update No. 1: 1:24 p.m. EDT

The leaders are close to teeing off, but already two players have joined them at 12 under. Morgan Hoffmann is 8 under through 17 holes while amateur Patrick Rodgers, a junior at Stanford, is 6 under through 10 holes.

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Early risers

Erik Compton and Jason Bohn each carded 7-under 64s to move to 11 under this morning. They are one shot back of the leaders, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover. Johnson and Reed tee off in just less than 30 minutes.

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Weather conditions

The wind picks up a little but Saturday at 10 mph, but there's just a 10 percent chance of rain with temperatures reaching 85 degrees.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Lucas Glover's 62 at John Deere a reminder of past form

After a little good word from a multiple major winner earlier this year, Lucas Glover was reminded again of his past form Friday at the John Deere Classic after he shot 9-under 62 to grab a share of the lead.

Patrick Reed finds Friday lead at Deere with wife on bag

Patrick Reed and his caddie, wife Justine, take the close-knit relationship of player and caddie to the limit -- and it helped Reed climb to the John Deere Classic lead Friday morning with a 63.

How it happened: Reed, Glover share John Deere lead with Johnson

Zach Johnson remained on top after the second round of the John Deere Classic, but he is joined by a pair of players who went low Friday at TPC Deere Run, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Johnson, Villegas fire 64s at John Deere Classic

Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas got off to hot starts at the John Deere Classic on Thursday, posting 7-under 64s to share the 18-hole lead at TPC Deere Run.

How it happened: Zach Johnson shares John Deere Classic lead

Zach Johnson is off to a good start in his title defense at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., shooting 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead. See how it happened!

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Pre-tournament coverage

Stricker, Spieth register as favorites at John Deere Classic

Three-time John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker is a heavy favorite to add a fourth this week, while Jordan Spieth also receives some love from our panel of experts.

Spieth on Thomas, Rodgers: Decision to turn pro 'up to them'

Jordan Spieth offers his thoughts on Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers, who will play in this week's John Deere Classic and have big decisions coming up on whether to turn pro or not.

Florida graduate T.J. Vogel to make pro debut at John Deere

Former Florida Gator T.J. Vogel will make his professional debut this week at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption.

Weekend woes plague the likes of Spieth, Woods, Rose

19-year-old Jordan Spieth is the latest example of a player making a move in Rounds 1 and 2, only to struggle on the weekends. But, he isn't alone, as the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are in the same boat.

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