Dylan Frittelli posted a bogey-free opener on Thursday in the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, and his five-under-par 67 put him in a share of fifth place.
He started his round on the first, and after an opening run of six consecutive pars, he made two birdies on the trot on the seventh and eighth. He made another gain with his birdie on the 10th immediately after the turn, and then made two in a row once more on the 13th and 14th.
At five-under, he was four shots behind the leader JT Poston of the United States, who set the pace with a superb nine-under 62, with an eagle and seven birdies on his card. He led by two from Canada’s Michael Gligic, and Vaughn Taylor and Christopher Gotterup were in a share of third on six-under. Frittelli shared fifth with three other players.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout had a solid start with his two-under 69 putting him in a share of 32nd.
Dawie van der Walt was on three-over in a share of 122nd.