Francis Enters Final Round of John Deere Classic Four Shots Back

July 12, 2008

On Moving Day, UCLA sophomore Philip Francis made the biggest jump, improving 33 spots on the leader board of the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic.

Playing as an amateur on a sponsor's exemption, Francis fired a masterful seven-under par 64 on Saturday at the 7,257-yard par 71 TPC Deere Run course in Silvis, IL. He needed just 25 putts, while playing each nine in 32 strokes. He made 11 pars and seven birdies and he improved his position on the leader board more than any player in the field. Francis was tied for 11th place at 202 (-11), just four shots behind Eric Axley, who was the 54-hole leader at 198 (-15).

UCLA alumni Parker McLachlin and Scott McCarron were tied for 69th place at one-under par 212 after three rounds. Both players posted scores of 73 (+2) on Saturday.

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